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ZIA Participates in the 2019 Women’s Day Celebrations

The Zambia Institute of Architects this year participated in the Women’s Day match under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. The institute was represented by Female Architects and supported by a couple of male colleagues. The group consisted of both the younger and senior members.

The match started from Zesco Headquarters ending at the Lusaka Show Grounds with a match past in front of the Head of State.

Later in the evening Female Architects were celebrated and honoured by the Graduate Women Zambia for their active role in the Construction Industry at a glamourous fund raising dinner at the Mulungushi Conference Centre.

And in line with the ZIA Mentorship Programme, two groups of the Female Architects conducted career talks to pupils at Northmead Secondary School and Munali Boys Secondary School on Thursday 7th March 2019. The career talks included topics like 1). What is Architecture 2). Entry Requirements to Study Architecture and 3). Career Prospects for Architects.

The talks were very motivating to the pupils as well as the participating Female Architects


ZIA to Elect New President

The Extraordinary General Meeting of the Zambia Institute of Architects will be held on Friday, 5th April 2019 at the New Government Complex, in Lusaka where a new ZIA President will be elected.
The EGM will be preceded by a one-day CPD Event on the 4th April, 2019. The CPD Event will be used to gather input for the ZIA Strategic Plan as well as the SADC Trade Negotiations Forum. Also expected are presentations from the Lusaka City Council on the newly launched Automation of the Construction Permitting System and another from ZRA on Taxation of Consulting Services.
The full programme for the two days will be shared in due course.  


ZIA Attends the Launch of the Automation of Construction Permitting System by LCC

The Zambia Institute of Architect (ZIA) was invited to the official launch of the Automation of the Construction Permitting System by the Lusaka City Council (LCC) on Friday 4th January 2019.

The launch was graced by Honorable Vincent Mwale, the Minister of Local Government and ZIA was represented by Architects Kelly Kalumba (President), Griven Sikalumbi (VP), Dennis H. Nyekele, Imasiku Kamayoyo and Vunda Kachele (Council Members).

According to the brochure distributed by LCC at the ceremony, the Automation of Construction Permit is the shift from handling and processing applications for development manually to the use of online interaction and computerised system.

The processes to be computerised includes-

  • Application to develop land
  • Application to subdivide or consolidate land
  • Application for Change of Land Use
  • Scheduling of Stage Inspections
  • Obtaining Occupation Certificates

The system is a two way interface between the applicants and the various Council Officers responsible for working on the applications. The applicant will be able to submit and track online the progress of the application up to the approval stage.

Applicants are expected to create an online account through which enquiries, submissions, payments and tracking of the application will be made.

According to the brochure some of the benefits of the Automation system are-

  • Reduction in the period processing application from 90 days to 30 days for subdivision and change of use and from 90 days to 28 days for permission to develop land
  • Ability to track progress of the application by the applicant
  • Reduced demand for storage space for hard copy drawings by LCC
  • Increased efficiency in service delivery by LCC

To obtain more information about the system visit the Lusaka City Council website at and possibly register as a user.



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