Ministry of Labour and Social Security
|Jurisdiction||Government of Zambia|
|Headquarters||New Government Complex, |
P.O. Box 32186,
|Annual budget||ZMW. 48 million (2015) |
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) is a Cabinet-level government ministry of Zambia. It is mandated to lead in the formulation and implementation of national employment, labour, and social security policy. The ministry is also responsible in monitoring national productivity, occupational safety and health, and relations between employees and their employers. The ministry is headed by Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Nonde-Simukoko.
The headquarters of the MLSS are located in the New Government Complex in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of the city of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The coordinates of the headquarters of the MCTI are 15°25'21.0"S, 28°17'25.0"E (Latitude:-15.422499; Longitude:28.290270).
MLSS is divided into the following administrative departments:
- Social Security Department
- Labour Department
- Planning Department
- Occupational Safety and Health Department
- Human Resources Department
- National Productivity and Development Unit
Social security project
Since 2007, the government has had a national security scheme for seniors aged 60 years and older. As of 2012, approximately 4,000 individuals were beneficiaries of monthly payments. The scheme is under expansion to cover more seniors.
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