Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Amendment of Constitution of Zambia Act, 1991, and Schedule thereto

   4.   Commencement of Constitution as amended

   5.   Printing and publication of Constitution

   6.   Existing laws

   7.   Executive

   8.   Prerogative of mercy

   9.   Rights, duties and obligations of Government

   10.   Succession of institutions, offices, assets and liabilities

   11.   Existing offices

   12.   Pensions, gratuities and other benefits

   13.   Legislature

   14.   By-elections

   15.   Judicature

   16.   Judicial and tribunal proceedings and pending matters

   17.   Local government

   18.   Political parties

   19.   Commissions

   20.   Currency

   21.   Transitional provisions



to provide for the printing and publication of the Constitution; to provide for the savings and transitional provisions of existing State organs, State institutions, administrations, offices, institutions and laws; to provide for the savings of succession to assets, rights, liabilities, obligations and legal proceedings; and to provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

[5th January, 2016]

Act 1 of 2016.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Constitution of Zambia Act.

2.   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Constitution” means the Constitution of Zambia, 1991, in force immediately before the effective date;

“effective date” means the date of the commencement of this Act and the Constitution as amended as provided in section 4; and

“existing laws” means the Laws of Zambia as they exist immediately before the effective date, including any statutory instrument issued or made before that date which is to come into force on, or after, the effective date.

   (2) Except where the context otherwise requires, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in the Constitution as amended.

3.   Amendment of C

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