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National Guidance

The Department’s mandate is to spearhead and coordinate promotion/mainstreaming of National Values and Principles in order to contribute to national unity and ensure sustainable development.  The mission is to spearhead the building of a harmonious, cohesive and integrated society with shared values. It is also responsible for the propagation, dissemination, interpretation, and implementation of national values and principles

Core functions

  • Providing strategic leadership and policy direction on matters of national guidance in the areas of national unity, good morals, social justice and good governance in order to achieve socio-cultural, economic and political transformation.
  • Preparing and compiling annual reports on all measures taken and progress achieved in the realization of national values and principles as stated in article 8 of the constitution of Zambia.
  • Coordinating the formulation, development and implementation of policies, strategies and plans for the promotion of National Values and Principles in liaison with stakeholders.
  • Liaising with ministries, provinces and other spending agencies in mainstreaming National Values and Principles within the public service.
  • Undertake public education and sensitization programmes on the rights and responsibilities of citizens in contributing to national development.
  • Conducting research on National Values and Principles in order to incorporate emerging issues.
  • Conducting periodic baseline surveys on the status of application of National Values and Principles in the country.
  • Establishing the legal, institutional and policy frameworks for the promotion of National Values and Principles.
  • Undertaking monitoring and evaluation on application of National Values and Principles programmes and their impact in the country.
  • Developing guidelines for training in national values and principles to ensure technical competence and knowledge among stakeholders.
  • Spearheading the identification and recognition of National Values and Principles champions.
  • Partnering with the media in promotion of National Values and Principles.
  • Mobilizing resources for the promotion of National Values and Principles in order to transform citizen’s lives for sustainable development.