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Zambia Metrology Agency (ZMA)

The Zambia Metrology Agency (ZMA), is a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) established by the Metrology Act No. 6 of 2017. Its overarching mandate is to oversee the service provision of Scientific, Industrial and Legal Metrology in Zambia. The Agency, which formerly operated as the Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA), provides for the designation, keeping and maintenance of national measurement standards, the use of measurement units of the International System of Units and other units and for consumer protection, health, safety as well as environmental management through legal metrology measures.

Custodian of the National Measurement Standards

The Agency's function is to realize, maintain and act as custodian of the national measurement standards according to the needs of the private and public sectors and in accordance with international practice

Type Approval

The Agency "Type approves" measuring instruments used in commercial transactions, law enforcement, health and safety services and environmental management in accordance with established standards.

Approve Pre-packaging of Commodities

Evaluate and approve pre-packaging of commodities intended for and provided to the Zambian marketplace in accordance with relevant regulations


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Our Management Team

The experience and expertise of our team enables us to deliver the highest-quality services for our clients’ diverse requirements all over the nation.

Humphrey Nkobeni

Director Legal Metrology

Fredrick Hamutunda

Director Scientific and Industrial Metrology

Our Company Values

Our core company values help shape our work environment, service provisions and the business decisions our leadership teams makes.

Core Values




Team Work