Government of the Republic of Zambia

Zambia is a republican state with the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary operating as autonomous organs of Government.

The President is the head of the Executive and he is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. He appoints his Vice President and members of the Cabinet. The current President of the Republic is Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata. The Vice President is Dr. Guy Scott.

The Legislature is the National Assembly or Parliament and is led by the Speaker who is elected by Members of Parliament.

The Judiciary, headed by the Chief Justice, comprises the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Subordinate Courts.


The current Cabinet is as follows:

No: Ministry Name
1. Ministry of Finance and National Planning Mr. Alexander Chikwanda, M.P
2. Ministry of Justice Mr. Winter Kabimba, MP
3. Ministry of Defence Mr. Edgar Lungu, M.P
4. Ministry of Home Affairs Mr. Ngosa Symbyakula, MP
5. Ministry of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde, M.P
6. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Harry Kalaba, M.P
7. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Mr. Whybur Simuusa, M.P
8. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Dr. Joseph Katema, M.P
9. Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Mr. Robert Sichinga, M.P
10. Ministry of Local Government and Housing Mr. Emmanuel Chenda, M.P
11. Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development Mr. Christopher Yaluma, M.P
12. Ministry of Tourism and Arts Ms. Silvia Masebo,MP
13. Ministry of Labour and Social secuty Mr. Fackson Shamenda, M.P
14. Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education Dr. John N. Phiri, M.P
15. Ministry of Lands, Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Mr. Mwansa Kapeya, M.P
16. Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Ms. Emerine Kabanshi, M.P
17. Ministry of Transport, Works Supply and Communication Mr. Yamfwa Mukanga, M.P
8. Ministry or Gender and Development Mrs. Inonge Wina, M.P
19. Ministry of Sports and Youth Mr. Chishimba Kambwili, M.P
20. Ministry Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Prof. Nkandu Luo, M.p