The Lands Tribunal was established under Cap 184 Section 20 of the Lands Act of 1995.The main objective of establishing the Tribunal was to give public a fast-track method of resolving land disputes that is efficient and cost-effective compared to the established judicial or court system. It is a circuit court and can sit at any place in Zambia where there is a dispute.
The Tribunal consists of the following members, who are appointed by the Minister responsible for land.
Jurisdiction of the Lands Tribunal
The Tribunal shall have jurisdiction to:
"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.