Government of the Republic of Zambia

ZAMBIA is a Constitutional Democratic State with the EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATURE and the JUDICIARY operating as separate organs of Government.

The PRESIDENT is the Head of the EXECUTIVE and also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed and Defence Forces. The Vice President is under the Amended 2016 Constitution a “Running Mate” to the Republican President in a General Election and therefore enjoys “security of tenure” which runs concurrently with the Republican President. The President is under the Constitution, allowed to appoint a prescribed number of Members of Parliament as Ministers of State. The current President of the Republic is HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU.  The Vice President is HER HONOUR MRS. INONGE MUTUKWA WINA.

The LEGISLATURE of the Republic of Zambia consists of the Republican President, the Speaker and the Members of Parliament. The Speaker of the National Assembly is elected by Members of Parliament on recommendation by the President and political parties holding seats in the National Assembly.

The JUDICIARY, of the Republic of Zambia consists of the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice (Supreme Court), the President of the Constitutional Court and Deputy President of the Constitutional Court (Constitutional Court).  Under Article 121 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court rank equivalently (“pari pasu”).

In other words, the Zambian Judiciary consists of the Superior Courts consisting of the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court, the Court of Appeal and the  High Court) and Lower Courts consisting of  subordinate courts, the small claims courts, the local courts; and other courts, as prescribed.

The current Zambian Cabinet headed by His Excellency the President Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and is comprised of the following is as follows:

 

 President Lungu

His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu

PRESIDENT

  CHAMA DAVIESCHAMA DAVIES 

 

Portfolio: Minister – Defense

 STEPHEN KAMPYONGOSTEPHEN KAMPYONGO 

Portfolio: Minister – Home Affairs

 

 MARGARET MWANAKATWEMARGARET MWANAKATWE 

Portfolio: Minister – Finance

 

 GIVEN LUBINDAGIVEN LUBINDA 

Portfolio: Minister – Justice

 

 CHITALU CHILUFYACHITALU CHILUFYA 

Portfolio: Minister – Health

 

 RIAN MUSHIMBABRIAN MUSHIMBA 

Portfolio: Minister – Transport and Communication

 

 VINCENT MWALEVINCENT MWALE 

Portfolio: Minister – Local Government

 

 MOSES MAWEREMOSES MAWERE 

Portfolio: Minister – Youth, Sport and Child Development

 

 CHARLES BANDACHARLES BANDA 

Portfolio: Minister – Tourism and Arts

 

 LAWRENCE SICHALWELAWRENCE SICHALWE 

Portfolio: Minister – Chiefs and Traditional Affairs

 

 JEAN KAPATAJEAN KAPATA 

Portfolio: Minister – Lands and Natural Resources

 

 NKANDU LUONKANDU LUO 

Portfolio: Minister – Higher Education

 

 JOYCE NONDEJOYCE NONDE  

Portfolio: Minister – Labour and Social Security

 

 RONALD CHITOTELARONALD CHITOTELA 

Portfolio: Minister – Housing and Infrastructure Development

 

 FREEDOM SIKAZWEFREEDOM SIKAZWE 

Portfolio: Minister – Presidential Affairs

 

 GODFRIDAH SUMAILIGODFRIDAH SUMAILI 

Portfolio: Minister – Religious Affairs and National Guidance

 

 SYLVIA CHALIKOSASYLVIA CHALIKOSA 

Portfolio: Minister – Office of the Vice President

 

 JOSEPH MALANJIJOSEPH MALANJI 

Portfolio: Minister – Foreign Affairs

 

 ALEXANDER CHITEMEALEXANDER CHITEME 

Portfolio: Minister – National Development and Planning

 

 MATTHEW NKHUWAMATTHEW NKHUWA 

Portfolio: Minister – Energy

 

 DENNIS WANCHINGADENNIS WANCHINGA 

Portfolio: Minister – Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection

 

 KAMPAMBA MULENGAKAMPAMBA MULENGA 

Portfolio: Minister – Fisheries and Livestock

 

 DAVID MABUMBADAVID MABUMBA 

Portfolio: Minister – General Education

 

 CHRISTOPHER YALUMACHRISTOPHER YALUMA 

Portfolio: Minister – Commerce, Trade and Industry

 

 RICHARD MUSUKWARICHARD MUSUKWA 

Portfolio: Minister – Mines and Minerals Development

 

 DORA SILIYADORA SILIYA 

Portfolio: Minister – Information and Broadcasting

 

 MICHEAL KATAMBOMICHEAL KATAMBO 

Portfolio: Minister – Agriculture

 

 MUTOTWE L KAFWAYAMUTOTWE L KAFWAYA 

Portfolio: Minister – Works and Supply

 

 OLIPA MWANSA PHIRIOLIPA MWANSA PHIRI 

Portfolio: Minister – Community Development and Social Welfare