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The Republic of Zambia (Female suffrage 1960) Northern Rhodesia came under British rule 1889, internal self-government after the dissolution of The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1963, Independent Republic in 1964

See also Zambian Heads of State

1964-68 Parliamentary Secretary of Labour and Social Development Princess Nganda Nakatindi Wina
1968-73 Parliamentary Secretary of Co-operatives, Youth and Social  Development
1992-93 Minister of State of Tourism
1993-98 Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare
Her mother, Princess Nakatindi was daughter of Paramount Chief Yeta III of Barotseland (1916-45), Member of the Mongu-Lealui District Education Authority 1952-1964, Director of the UNIP party's Womens' Band 1963-1967, MP 1964-1968, District Governor of Sesheke and Member of the House of Chiefs 1969-72 and mother of 11 children, and lived (1923-72). Nakatindi Wina was imprisoned by President Chibula in 1998, Chair of the Womens' Affaors Committe of the Multyparty Democracy from 2002.


1973-76 Minister of Health Dr. Mutumba Mainga Bull

1974-75 Minister of Legal Affairs and Justice Lombe Phyllis Chibesakunda
1975-77 Minister of State and Solicitor General
From 1977-81 Ambassador to West-Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and The Vatican, 1981-82? Chief Justice and later judge in the high court – still in office in October 2000. (b. 1944-)

1979-86 Minister of State of Home Affairs Chief Elizabeth Mulenje, Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya
Senior Chieftainess of the Soli People (In the Lusaha Province). Paramount Chief from 2013 and Chairperson of the House of Chiefs

1979-82 Minister of State of Youth and Sports Z. Ndhlouvu

Around 1982 Minister of State of Lands and Natural Resources Bathsesa Nglandu

Around 1982 Minister and Provincial Secretary in the Central Province Esther Banda

Around 1982 Minister and Provincial Secretary in the Central Province Mary Fulanu

1983-88 Minister of State of National Commission for Development Planning Mavis Lengalenga Muyunda
1988-90 Minister of State of Foreign Affairs
1990-92 Minister of Water, Lands and Natural Resources
Appointed Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs in2 002.

1988 Minister of Health Alina Nyihosa

1992-93 Minister of State, Energy and Water Development Edith Zewelani Nawakwi
1993-97 Minister of Energy and Water Development
1997-98 Minister of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
1998-99 Minister of Finance
1999-2001 Minister of Labour and Social Security
Secretary General in 2001 and later same year Vice-President of the Forum for Democracy and Development, FDD, 2005 she became Party Leader
and in 2006 her party chose heir as it's Presidential Candidate but she became Vice-Presidential Candidate of the united opposition instead for the October elections. The party finished third. In 2000 had her first child, a daughter, without being married. Presidential Candidate in 2012. (b. 1958-)

1992-99 Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Valentina Kayope

1992-93 Minister in Charge of The Province of Central Zambia Wendy Membre Sinkala
1993-99 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ambassador to Kenya from 1999.

1995 Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training Dr. Kabunda Kayongo
1995-97 Minister of Higher Education 
Around 1997 Minister of Service, Technology and Vocational Training

1997-99 Deputy Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Nkandu Phoebe Luo
1999 Minister of Health
1999-2001 Minister of Communication and Transport
2011-14 Minister of Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection
2014-15 Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs

2015- Minister of Gender
The country’s first female professor in 1997 as professor of Microbiology. (b. 1952)

1999-2001 Deputy Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare
2001-02 Minister of Community Development Jane Chikwata

1999-2001 Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Elizabeth Kalenga

1999-2001 Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development Elizabeth Katongo Mutale Chitika

2001-02 Minister for the Eastern Province Regnia Phiri

2001-02 Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Rose Malama

2001-02 Deputy Minister of Health Rosemary K. Yikona

2001-02 Deputy Minister of Local Government Joyce M. Nondo

2001-02 Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Development Irene M.S. Chisala

2002 Minister of Lands Marina Nsingo
2002-04 Minister of Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism
2004-06 Minister of Community Development and Social Services

2002-04 Minister of Labour and Social Services Mutale Nalumango
2004-06 Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services
2005 Acting Minister of Labour and Social Security
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 2006-11.

2002 Minister of Community Development and Social Services Judith Kangoma-Kapijimpanga
2002-05 Minister of Lands
2005 Minister of Science

2002-05 Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development Rev. Gladys Z. Nyirongo
2005-07 Minister of Lands

2002-03 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Namugala
2003-05 Deputy Minister of Community Development and Social Services (Women)
2006-08 Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare
2008-11
Minister of Tourism, Environment, Natural Resources

2002-04 Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives Elizabeth Phiri

2002-04 Deputy Minister of Education Rosemary Chipampe
2004-06 Deputy Minister of Health

2002-05 Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development Juliane Chola Chisupa
2005 Deputy Minister of Science
2005-06 Second Deputy Minister of Works and Supply

2004-06 Deputy Minister Office of the Vice-President Rosemary C. Banda
2006 Minister of Women's Affairs

2004-05 Minister of Local Government and Housing Sylvia Masebo
2005-06 Minister of Health
2006-08 Minister of Local Government and Housing

2005-06 Minister for the Southern Province Alice Simango

2005-06 Minister of Works and Supply Marina Nsingo

2005-06 Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Justine Chilufya

2005-11 Deputy Minister of Education Lilian Kapulu

2006-07 Minister of Health Angela Cifire
2007-11 Deputy Minister of Sports
Former Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation public relations manager.
 
2006-07 Minister of Gender and Women in Development Sarah Sayifwanda
2007-08  Minister of Communications and Transport
2008    Co-Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives
2008-15 Minister of Gender and Women in Development
Gender affairs was previously a Cabinet Office department headed by a deputy minister.

2006-08 Science, Technology and Vocational Training Lucy Changwe
2008-11 Deputy Minister of Gender and Women in Developmen

2006-07 Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Patricia Mulasikwanda
2007-08 Minister of Gender and Women in Development

2006-11 Deputy Minister of Tourism and Environment Vera Tembo
Formerly married to former President Fredrick Chiluba

2006-08 Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Grace Njapau

2006-07 Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice-President Gladys Lundwe
2007-10 Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Development
2010-11 Minister of Lands

2006-07 Deputy Minister of Commerce Dora Siliya
2007-11 Minister of Communication and Transport
Former Ambassador to Egypt

2008-11 Deputy Minister of Finance and National Planning Chieshe Kapwepwe

2011-12 Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Inonge Wina
2012-15 Minister of Gender and Child Development
2015- Vice-President and Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly

2011-14 Deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Jean Kapata
2014-16 Minister of Tourism and Arts

2011-14 Deputy Minister of Finance Alfreda Kansembe
2015-16 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security

2011-14 Deputy Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Belinda Kawandami
2014-15 Deputy Minister Community Development, Gender and Child Development

 
2011-15 Deputy Minister of Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection Esther Banda
2015-16 Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture

2014-16 Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi

2014-16 Deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health  Dorothy Mupeta Kazunga

2014-15 Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Mwamba

2015- Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Duduzi Mwanakatwe

2015-16 Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Christabel Njimbu

2015-16 Deputy Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Suzan B. Kawandami

2015-16 Deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Josephine Limata

2016- Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Nonde-Simukoko

 


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