The Ministry has offices in all the provinces which are responsible for gathering and initiating information processing at provincial level. As a focal point for national information gathering and dissemination, MIBS has a major responsibility to co-ordinate and facilitate the operations of the media in the county, as provided for in the legal framework.
The following are the specific functions of the Ministry as provided for in the Gazette Notice No. 836 of 2016:
i) Broadcasting and Television Services;
ii) Cinematography Policy;
iii) Information Services;
iv) Information and Media Policy; and
v) Theatre Policy.
Further the Ministry is responsible for the following statutory bodies:-
i) Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA);
ii) Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC); and
iii) Zambia Institute of Mass Communication (ZAMCOM) Education Trust.