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.
A Strong National Voice and Advocate for Local Government”
To protect and promote the interests and autonomy of local authorities in Zambia
The governing bodies of the Association are the Annual Conference, the Executive Committee, Provincial Committees and the Presidency..
THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Is the supreme policy making organ of the Association comprising the President, Vice Presidents, Honorary Treasurer, Provincial Coordinators and representatives from all the local authorities.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Ensures implementation of the objectives, policies and decisions of LGAZ generally as directed by the Annual Conference..
THE PROVINCIAL COMMITTEE
exercises powers assigned to it by the Annual Conference through the Executive Committee and deals with matters necessary in the smooth running of the Association at provincial level. Members..MORE>
The Annual Conference, Executive Committee and the Presidency are serviced by a full time secretariat comprising the Executive Secretary/CEO, Programme Officer, Information Officer, Finance and Accounts Officer..MORE
Being a member of the Association has the following benefits: Belonging to a countrywide network which is giving a voice and visibility to local government in Zambia; Having an opportunity to influence..MORE
The Association derives its finances from membership fees, income from activities, grants, donations, loans etc. The fiscal year of the Association is January 1st to December 31st. The Executive Committee appoints..MORE
The Association has established relations, links and networks with international organisations that pursue similar goals and objectives in developing and strengthening local self-government. Currently, the ..MORE
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