The mandate of the Ministry of Technology and Science is, “To Formulate and implement policies on Technology, Science, Communications and Skills Development for enhanced impact on socio-economic development as well as enforcement of standards; regulations, licensing and supervision of Technology, Science, Communications and Skills Development” as stipulated in the Government Gazette Notice No. 1123 of 2021.


The vision of the Ministry is to be; “A Smart and Value Centred Zambia where quality, coordinated and relevant Communications and Postal Services, TEVET and Science Technology and Innovation are the driving forces of the economy at all levels of national development by 2030”. Through this vision statement, the Ministry guides, monitors, coordinates and evaluates the implementation of its programmes and projects to ensure the realization of its mission.


“To facilitate, coordinate and promote relevant, cost-effective and sustainable technical and vocational skills development and application of science, technology and innovation through research and development for improved productivity and quality of life.”

General Objective

The strategic objective of the Ministry of Technology and Science is to increase access to efficient, equitable, quality, and relevant technical, vocational, and entrepreneurial skills; and to enhance research and development, commercialization, transfer, and diffusion of technology and innovation.

Specific Objectives

  • To improve the quality and relevance of training through the provision of state-of-the-art equipment, upgrading of lecturer qualifications, and review and development of curricula;
  • To establish a sustainable financing strategy for TEVET through the Training Levy as well as establish an efficient and self-sustaining Student Loans and Scholarships Fund for Higher Education;
  • To increase female participation in science and technology courses and careers for national development;
  • To facilitate the development and promotion of entrepreneurial skills to build lifelong skills and contribute to job creation;
  • To strengthen basic and applied research in technical learning and research institutions by strengthening the enforcement of regulations, establishing standards in research and development, and developing a critical mass of scientists at MSc and Ph.D. levels;
  • To commercialize innovations and/or R&D results to contribute to socio-economic development and wealth creation.