You are welcome to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Website that has been developed as part of our effort to improve communication and ensure smooth flow of information to the members of the public. With the ushering in of the New Dawn Government the Ministry was renamed through the Government Gazette Notice No. 1123 of 2021, to embrace the aspiration of the new administration of ensuring there is order and security for all citizens and visitors in the country. In this vein, therefore, it is essential that our website provides a summary of the Ministry’s mandate, functions, and further highlight the departments that support the actualisation of our mandate and constitutional obligations.

The Ministry’s mandate of providing and maintaining internal security plays a pivotal role across all sectors of Government, particularly in unlocking and promoting sustainable socio-economic development for the people of Zambia.

The Ministry has over the years made great strides in achieving its mandate by providing policy guidance that has led to remarkable achievements of order and security in the country. This resonates well with the vision of the New Dawn Government of providing security to all the Zambian people as well protection of private property. Read More…

This is the highest office in the organisational structure of the Zambia Correctional Service, followed by two Divisions: The Operations Division and Finance and Administration Division, each headed by a Deputy Commissioner General. The Office of the Commissioner General has the following Units under it:

  • Legal,
  • Public Relations,
  • Internal Audit and ·
  • Corrections Secretary

The service’s rank structure is as follows


Commissioner General

Deputy Commissioner General


Deputy Commissioner

Senior Assistant Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner

Senior Superintendent


Assistant Superintendent



Chief Inspector



Sub inspector




This division is responsible for the custodial services of the inmates until they are lawfully discharged. It also coordinates logistical support for all the Service’s activities through motor transport. The Division has the following Directorates:

Permanent Secretaries

Heads of Departments and Directors


Photo Stories

L - R: Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Jack Mwiimbu, Permanent Secretary (ISD) Josephs Akafumba and Inspector General of Police Graphel Musamba after the launch of 24/7 operations of the Katima Mulilo Border Post.
Katima Mulilo, Namibia
L-R: Director Human Resource and Administraton- National Forensics Authority, Director National Archives of Zambia, Director Human Resource And Administration Ministry HQ, Registrar General for National Registration, Passports and Citizenship, Assistant Director Human Resource at Ministry HQ
2023 Agriculter and Commercial Show, Lusaka, ZAMBIA
Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Jacob Mwiimbu confers with Immigration Director General Japhet Lishomwa at the Passout of Immigration Assistants at Lilayi Police College.
Lusaka, ZAMBIA
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Headquarters.
Lusaka, Zambia
Meheba Refugee Officer Mr. Singelengele, poses for a photo with Officers from Ministry HQ Public Relations Office together with staff at the resettlement area.
Minister Jack Mwiimbu inspecting the parade of the Immigration Assistants at Lilayi Police Collage.
Chilanga, LUSAKA
National Archives of Zambia Director, Mrs. Musukuma giving insight of operations at the institution to Assistant Director for Administration, Ministry HQ Mr. Mutembo.
Lusaka, LUSAKA.
Training of Zambia Correctional Service Officers in Special Weapons and Tactics at Nyango Corotational staff Training School.