The government is organised 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.
A government department is a sector of the Zambian government that deals with a particular area of interest. Government departments are either ministerial or non-ministerial departments.
Ministerial departments are led politically by a Government Minister, usually called a ‘secretary of state’ and supported by a team of junior ministers and civil servants, themselves led by a Senior Civil servant known as a permanent secretary, in charge of administrative management. Ministerial departments cover matters requiring direct political oversight, such as the Department for Transport or the Foreign Office.
Non-Ministerial government departments generally cover matters where direct political oversight is inappropriate or unnecessary. These are headed by senior civil servants. Their status is intended to protect them from political interference