About the Ministry

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security is charged with the responsibility of providing and maintaining internal security in Zambia. The functions of the Ministry are undertaken by various Departments and Specialised Agencies that include: Human Resource and Administration; Finance, Purchasing and Supplies, Home Affairs Research, Planning and Information; Zambia Police Service; Zambia Correctional Service; Drug Enforcement Commission; Immigration Department; Department of National Registration; Passport and Citizenship; National Archives of Zambia; Commission for Refugees; Registrar of Societies; National Forensic Science Authority; Anti-Terrorism Centre; and Police Public Complaints Commission.

Vision, Mission Statement and Values

Vision

  • A Smart and Value-Centred Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security

Mission Statement

  • To promote internal peace and security for all

Values

  • Professionalism;
  • Integrity;
  • Accountability;
  • Transparency;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Teamwork, and
  • Patriotism;

Strategic Objectives, Themes and Results

Strategic Objectives

  • Improve internal security services;
  • Improve the management of financial resources;
  • Improve coordination, business processes and procedures;
  • Enhance Legal and Policy Framework; and
  • Improve Human Capital

Strategic Themes

  • Provision and promotion of Internal Security;
  • Operational Excellence; and
  • Service Excellence;

Strategic Results

  • Safer, Secure and Peaceful Zambia;
  • Effective and efficient service delivery;
  • Improve cooperate image and satisfied clients.

Portfolio Functions

According to the Gazette Notice No. 1123 of 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security is responsible for the following portfolio functions:

  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Arms and Ammunition
  • Citizenship
  • Correctional and Custodial Services
  • Drug and Psychotropic Substances
  • Forensic Services
  • Home Affairs Policy
  • Immigration And Migration Services
  • Law and Order
  • Money Laundering
  • National Archives
  • Passports and National Registration
  • Protection of Places and Areas
  • Police and Correctional Service Training
  • Refugees
  • Registration of Births and Deaths
  • Registration of Societies

Statutory Bodies/Institutions

According to the Gazette Notice No. 1123 of 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security is responsible for the following Statutory Bodies/Institutions:

  • Citizenship Board
  • Drug Enforcement Commission
  • National Anti-Terrorism Centre
  • National Forensic Authority
  • National Parole Board
  • Police Public Complaints Authority
  • Zambia Correctional Service
  • Zambia Police Service