Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry

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Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry
Coat of arms of Zambia.svg
Coat of Arms of Zambia
Ministry overview
TypeMinistry
JurisdictionGovernment of Zambia
HeadquartersNew Government Complex
8th, 9th and 10th Floors, Nasser Road
P.O. Box 31968
Lusaka, Zambia
Annual budgetZMW. 318.3 million (2016)
Ministry executive
WebsiteHomepage

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) is a cabinet level government ministry of Zambia. It is responsible for the development of a globally competitive, sustainable, commercial, trade and industrial base in Zambia with the objective of contributing to social and economic development in the country.[1] The ministry is headed by a cabinet minister. The current Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry is Margaret Mwanakatwe.[2]

Location

The headquarters of the MCTI are located on the 8th, 9th and 10th Floors of the New Government Complex, in the neighborhood known as Cathedral Hill, in the city of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.[3] The coordinates of the headquarters of the MCTI are 15°25'20.0"S, 28°17'25.0"E (Latitude:-15.422221; Longitude:28.290266).[4]

Overview

The ministry is headed by a cabinet minister, assisted by a deputy minister, both of whom are political appointees. The Permanent Secretary, a career civil servant, oversees the five departments of the ministry. Each of the five departments is headed by a departmental director.[5]

  • Department of Foreign Trade
  • Department of Domestic Trade
  • Department of Human Resources and Administration
  • Department of Planning and Information
  • Department of Industry

Affiliated entities

In the fulfillment of its mandate and mission, MCTI works in collaboration with the following government agencies:

  1. Zambia Bureau of Standards[6]
  2. Zambia Development Agency[7]
  3. Zambia Weights and Measures Agency[8]
  4. Patents and Companies Registration Agency[9]
  5. Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission[10]
  6. Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

See also

References

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