The Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development is responsible for the development and management of mineral resources in a sustainable manner for the benefit of the people of Zambia.

To facilitate the development of efficient, safe, viable and sustainable mineral and petroleum resource industries for the maximum benefit of the people of Zambia.
To have an efficient and computer information and licensing systems and improved compliance in the Mining and petroleum industries.
The enduring core values of the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development are;
In serving you we put the obligation of the Ministry above personal interest and conduct ourselves in a manner that is beyond reproach.
In our dealings with you, we will be truthful to your interests
We shall be open and base our advice and decision on unbiased and rigorous analysis of evidence
We shall be responsible to you for decisions and actions we take
Environmental Protection
We shall ensure that the extraction of mineral and petroleum resources is undertaken in a manner which does not destroy the environment