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About The Ministry

The Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development (MHID) was created by His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia following his address to Parliament on 30th September 2016. He announced the re-alignment of Ministries and institutions to improve efficiency in government operations. Thus, one of the re-organisation measures was the creation of the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development.

This meant transferring the Housing and Infrastructure function from the former Ministry of Local Government and Housing and the Department of Public Infrastructure from the Ministry of Works and Supply to create the new Ministry.


“A Nation with quality, modern, resilient and affordable Housing and Public Infrastructure for inclusive sustainable Socio-Economic Development”

Mission Statement

“To facilitate the provision of adequate, affordable and quality infrastructure”


“To have essential Public Infrastructure and Affordable Housing across the Country in order to accelerate Socio-Economic Development”


The portfolio functions for the Ministry are as follows: –

  • Architecture
  • Aviation Infrastructure
  • Building and Construction Industry Policy
  • Education Infrastructure
  • Health Infrastructure
  • Maritime Infrastructure
  • National Housing Policy
  • Quantity Survey
  • Railway Infrastructure
  • Road Infrastructure
  • Urban and Rural Housing