About the Ministry

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing falls under the Local Government and Decentralization Sector of the national economy. The Ministry is charged with the administration of the local government system and ensuring that the people of Zambia are provided with the necessary municipal services. The Ministry of Local Government and Housing, in short MLGH is multi-functional in nature and oversees the implementation of delegated functions and responsibilities by the local authorities by managing the social, economic and political spheres of governance. According to the Government Gazette no 547 of 2004, the ministry has been assigned the following functions:-