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The Constitution of the Republic of Zambia, 1991 (as Amended to 1996)

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Introductory and Comparative Notes on the Constitution of Zambia, including amending Act No. 18 of 28 May 1996 The Constitution of the Republic of Zambia, 1991 (as Amended to 1996)

Table of Contents Part I-National Sovereignty and State Part II-Citizenship Part III-Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual Part IV-The Executive Part V-The Legislature Part VI-The Judicature Part VII-Defence and National Security Part VIII-Local Government System Part IX-Directive Principles of State Policy and the Duties of a Citizen Part X-Finance Part XI-Service Commissions Part XII-Human Rights Commission Part XIII-Chiefs and House of Chiefs Part XIV-Miscellaneous

PREAMBLE (As amended by Act No. 18 of 1996) WE, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA by our representatives, assembled in our Parliament, having solemnly resolved to maintain Zambia as a Sovereign Democratic Republic; DETERMINED to uphold and exercise our inherent and inviolable right as a people to decide,


The Constitution of the Republic of Zambia, 1991 (as Amended to 1996) appoint and proclaim the means and style to govern ourselves;

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RECOGNISE the equal worth of men and women in their rights to participate, and freely determine and build a political, economic and social system of their own free choice; PLEDGE to ourselves that we shall ensure that the State shall respect the rights and dignity of the human family, uphold the laws of the State and conduct the affairs of the State in such manner as to preserve, develop, and utilise its resources for this and future generations; DECLARE the Republic a Christian nation while upholding the right of...

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