Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources - MTENR
The Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources (MTENR) was created in January 2002 by merging the two former Ministries of Tourism (MOT) and that of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) arising from the need to integrate tourism, environment and natural resources considerations in Zambia’s sectoral and socio-economic planning processes. The MTENR is charged with the responsibility of providing guidance in tourism, environment and natural resources sectors of the economy of Zambia. The Ministry has three (3) core functions i.e. Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Management and Development where the main focus is to ensure the provision of an appropriate legislative and policy framework that guides the management and development of the three sectors by the Ministry and other partners.
"To provide a policy framework for the management and development of tourism, heritage and natural resources and the environment in order to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development for the benefit of present and future generations."
"To facilitate the development of a diversified, sustainable and regionally competitive tourism industry and ensure a quality environment and sustainable utilization of heritage and natural resources."
The Ministry consists of five (5) Departments each headed by a Director. These are:-
- Department of Human Resources and Administration
- Planning and Information Department
- Environment and Natural Resources Management Department
- Tourism Development Department
- Forestry Department
- The Human Resources and Administration Department also coordinates the activities of the Zambia Forestry College in Kitwe, Copperbelt Province.