The vision of the MLSS is “To be a proactive institution that promotes an efficient and effective Labour Market System guaranteeing improvement in the quantity and quality of employment for the Zambian labour force”
In line with the stated vision, the Mission Statement of the MLSS is “to formulate Labour and Social Security policies, programmes and strategies and coordinate their implementation for national development
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) is one of the Government Institutions which plays a key role in the socio-economic recovery programme of the country aimed at achieving sustainable economic growth and improving well being of Zambians.
In accordance with Government Gazette Notice No. 1123 of 2021, the Ministry implements Basic Social Protection Services that seek to provide social assistance and promotional services and is responsible for the following portfolio functions:
The Gazette notice further lists statutory bodies under the MLSS as follows:
PIECES OF LEGISLATION UNDER THE MINISTRY
In addition to the responsibilities embodied in the Government Gazettes, MLSS also draws its mandate from the Acts of Parliament listed below:
The Strategic Objectives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security