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.
A government commission is a form of municipal government that vests all legislative and executive authority in a small board of commissioners. Elected at large, each commissioner is responsible for the administration of one branch of municipal business, such as public safety, public works, and finance.
Advantages and disadvantages
Below are some often-cited advantages and disadvantages of this form of local government.
To provide for a principled and value-based decentralised human resource management system for the public service; provide for the composition, additional functions, operations and financial management of the
pursuant to the Constitution; provide for the establishment of human resource management committees in Government institutions.