The Provincial Administration was established through the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia according to Article 150:
There shall be established for each Province an administrative secretariat, which shall consist of—
(a) a Provincial Minister;
(b) a Provincial Permanent Secretary; and
(c) other staff, as prescribed.
(2) The Provincial Secretariat shall have overall responsibility of the Province and perform other functions as prescribed.
Provincial Administration is an extension of the Central Government at the regional level. It is responsible for civil administration and effective coordination and implementation of national policies and programmes in the province. To achieve its mandate; Provincial Administration is guided by the following Mission Statement: