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Zambia became an independent state on the 24th October 1964. It is unitarily headed by a republican president who is elected by universal suffrage for a term of five years. Zambia has a common law legal system. The government is run by the president and his appointed cabinet. The legislature sits on the national assembly which made up of 150 members of parliament elected by universal suffrage for five-year terms. The president has the discretion to nominate an additional 8 members. The judiciary is independent and is headed by the Chief Justice. The government ministries and the departments, the government authorities and commissions are listed in these categories.
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Food Reserve Agency (FRA)
Government agency
Lusaka
The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) was established to ensure a reliable supply and meet local shortfalls in the supply of designated agricultural commodities. This agency also addresses issues affecting the food reserve and the stabilisation of prices. FRA's goal is to complete the value chain by providing market access to small scale farmers in rural areas.
Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA)
Government authority
Lusaka
Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has a vital role to play in the economic development of Zambia. It contributes significantly to the economy and to the gross domestic product (GDP). ZAWA improves the quality of life among communities in wildlife estates and maintains sustainable biodiversity in national parks.

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Zambia became an independent state on the 24th October 1964. It is unitarily headed by a republican president who is elected by universal suffrage for a term of five years. Zambia has a common law legal system. The government is run by the president and his appointed cabinet. The legislature sits on the national assembly which made up of 150 members of parliament elected by universal suffrage for five-year terms. The president has the discretion to nominate an additional 8 members. The judiciary is independent and is headed by the Chief Justice. The government ministries and the departments, the government authorities and commissions are listed in these categories.
Find details on government authorities in Zambia here. Zambia is divided into nine provinces, each administered by an appointed deputy minister. Within these provinces there are 72 local authorities or councils. There are many authorities mandated by acts of parliament which are listed here like the Zambia Revenue Authority, Judicial Complaints Authority, and Police Public Complaints Authority, Zambia Information Communication and Technology Authority and many others. The government authorities have been given power by the state to enforce regulations on behalf of the government.
Municipal councils are examples of government commissions in Zambia responsible for the administration of works such as public safety, public works and finance. Find details of government commissions here in Zambia. A commission of enquiry is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue and has considerable powers, generally greater even than those of a judge but restricted to the terms of reference of the commission. The commission is created by the president. There also permanent regulatory bodies set up as commissions to oversee defined functions of the government.
Zambia has several Government councils. These are statutory bodies through which the Government of the republic of Zambia directs policy within different sectors. Government councils are established by Acts of Parliament.
The government is organized into ministries. Each ministry is organised into departments in Zambia. In this category you will find listed all the departments of the government. Departments represent the government and are responsible for most public services in the country and across the country. They also advise the government on various things. Permanent secretaries are the top-ranking administrative leaders in a ministry who are assisted by directors of the various departments. Find here listed government departments, their functions and location.
There are 19 government ministries in Zambia. Ministers serve as political heads of ministries, such as the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Education. Closest to the ministers are the politically appointed deputy ministers and civil service-appointed permanent secretaries, the administrative leaders who are assisted by directors of the various departments. Cabinet members are appointed by the president. The cabinet of Zambia is the chief executive body of the Republic of Zambia. Find here listed government ministries, their functions and location.