The Local Government Association of Zambia was founded in 1947 as a voluntary membership organisation, then under the name, Local Government Association of Northern Rhodesia which later changed to Municipal Association of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi) in 1953. This was the case since the two countries were part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland comprising Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (Malawi). The Association was formed as the mouthpiece for local government authorities in the two countries. The name changed to Local Government Association of Zambia in 1964 upon Zambia attaining political independence.
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ZAMBIA HOSTS TWO DAY REGIONAL MEETING OF THE COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM 25-26 JUNE 2019.
“NO ALTERNATIVE TO DECENTRALISATION” – PRESIDENT LUNGU
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu recently urged delegates to the National Dialogue Forum to safeguard the peoples’ desires in the Republican Constitution. The President said this when he officially opened the 63rd LGAZ Annual Conference and 16th AMICAALL General Assembly. The conference was being held under the theme, “Embracing e-government for improved local service delivery.”…READ MORE
UPDATE ON THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 6TH TO 10TH MAY 2019
As member councils are aware, this year’s Annual Conference which takes place from 6th to 10th May at New Government Complex, Lusaka, will be an elective Joint Conference and in terms of Article VI (11) of the LGAZ Constitution, only paid up Member Councils or delegates from paid up Member Councils shall have the right to attend and vote…READ MORE
ZAMBIAN DELEGATION AT REGIONAL MEETING OF THE UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF AFRICA 15-16TH APRIL 2019, HARARE, ZIMBABWE
A delegation from Zambia led by LGAZ President Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe will be attending the Southern African Regional meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) which takes place in Harare, Zimbabwe from 15th to 16th April 2019…READ MORE
INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING GAINS MOMENTUM
Recently, Government launched the Integrated Development Planning Guidelines for councils to guide development at the local level in achieving sustainable development without leaving anyone behind…READ MORE
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