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The Ministry of Defence is charged with the critical responsibility of preserving, protecting and defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Zambia for the sole purpose of ensuring the country, its citizens and residents are safe guarded from both internal and external aggression.
The Ministry of Defence draws its mandate from the Government Gazette Notice No.836 of 2016, and is accordingly responsible for the following portfolio functions:
Zambia Defence Force;
Combined Cadet Force;
National Defence Policy;
War Graves and Memorials;
Zambia National Service (ZNS); and