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.