The Department was created to enable the Ministry carry out the functions of planning, monitoring, policy analysis and coordination of programmes in the lands, energy and water sectors. The following are the functions of the Department:
Undertaking socio-economic analyses of energy and water projects and programmes.
Monitoring, evaluating and assessing the performance of the energy and water sectors in relation to established sector objectives and strategies and resources committed'
Coordinating the preparation of energy and water development programmes and budget for the Ministry.Establishing and maintaining an effective and efficient management and information system for the development, management and utilization of the energy and water fesources.
Addressing environmental issues related to project preparation, monitoring and implementation.
Undertaking gender analysis and designing appropriate sub-programmes to ensure effective participation of women so that they contribute to the development of the energy and water sectors.
Facilitating Iiaisons with c ooperating partners and non-governmental o rganizations on energy and water development programmes.The following are the objectives of the Department:
To update and integrate the existing energy and water databases into an efficient and effective information management system for planning and decision-making.
To effectively coordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the national energy and water policies in order to ensure attainment of policy objectives.
To provide and disseminate up to date information on Energy and Water resources for effective planning, development, management and utilization.
To undertake and coordinate the planning, monitoring and evaluation of ministerial projects and programs in order to ensure their effective implementation.
The Department has four sections namely Lands, Water Affairs, Energy and Information Section
Lands Section -
Water Section - augments the planning function so that all programmes and projects are consolidated and are in conformity with the National Water Policy
Energy Section - deals with all aspects of energy planning and policy formulation and to guide developments in the supply and demand of the various energy resources in the
Information Section - this section was created so as to serve as the central point for the compilation and dissemination of all relevant information to user Deparbments within the Ministrv as well as to stakeholders' The Department is engaged in a number of activities in carrying out its given mandate as stipulated in the Ministerial Strategic Plan. The operations of the Department can be classified into 6 core areas namely:
Monitoring and Evaluation of Energy and water Projects
Information and Database Management
Coordination of Key Ministerial Programs
External Resource Mobilization
"To efficiently, effectively and equitably deliver land, maintain up-to-date land records and provide land information in order to contribute to socio-economic development for the benefit of the Zambian People and country."
"To decentralize the Ministry’s operations to Regional and Provincial levels in order to facilitate easy access to land and land information.”
Commitment Statements for our Core Values
The management and staff of the Ministry of Lands commit themselves to uphold these core values in all public actions and to secure public trust and confidence through dynamic and visible behaviour. Through the commitment statements the Core values become internalized in the day-to-day operations of the Ministry.