Last update: Apr 14, 2020 Last update: 14 Apr, 2020


Office: Zambia
Address: Plot No. 2020, Church Road Opp. Taj Pamodzi Hotel P.O Box 50027 Lusaka, Zambia.
E-mail(s): info2@mlgh.gov.zm
Contact person: .
Phone: +260 -211- 250528
Sectors: Decentralization & Local Development, Pu ... See more Decentralization & Local Development, Public Administration
Nr. of employees: 201-500
Types: Government Body Government Body
Status: Active


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The Ministry of Local Government (MLG) is charged with the responsibility of promoting a decentralised and good local governance system, facilitating delivery of quality municipal services in order to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development. The Ministry oversees the implementation of delegated functions and responsibilities by the local authorities.

The Ministry is responsible for the following Portfolio functions according to the Government Gazette Notice No. 6526 of 2016:

Amusement and Play parks
Business Hours;
Cemeteries and Burial Sites
Council Nurseries
Feeder/Townships Roads;
Film Censorship;
Fire Services;
Liquor Licensing;
Local Authorities Training;
Local Government Policy;
Markets and Bus Stations;
Plant Nurseries
Registration of Marriages
Street Lighting
Theatres and Cinemas Policy, and;
Urban and Regional Planning.

In addition to these portfolio functions, the Ministry is responsible for the following Statutory Bodies and Institutions:

Chalimbana Local Government Training Institute;
Film Censorship Board;
Gwembe District Special Fund (Dissolution);
Local Authoroties Superannuation Fund Control Board; and,
National Fire Services Training School.
The Ministry has five (05) specialized departments, namely Human Resources and Administration, Planning and Information, Local Government Administration, Housing and Infrastructure Development and Physical Planning that enables it perform its functions effectively.

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