Mr. Ali D. SimwingaCommissioner

Areas of Expertise
  • Law
  • Advocacy
  • Economic Development
  • Public Sector Management

University of Zambia
Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB)

Galilee College (Israel)
Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Economic Development

Diploma in Public Sector Management Stockholm (Sweden)

Commissioner Ali Derrick Njavwa Simwinga was appointed Commissioner at the Electoral Commission of Zambia on 6th April, 2018.

Commissioner Simwinga is an Advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zambia. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Zambia (1979). He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Economic Development from Galilee College Israel (1995) and a Diploma in Public Sector Management from Stockholm Sweden in 1996.

He is an Associate member of the Institute of Local Government Administrators of Zambia (1997). He is also a member of the Law Association of Zambia and the Local Government Association of Zambia.

He was previously Commissioner on the Willa Mungomba Constitution Review Commission (2003 – 2005) as well as a Consultant to the National Constitutional Conference (2008). He is a former Council member of the Copperbelt University and a former board member at Nkana Water and Sewerage Company.

He was Returning Officer for Bwacha Constituency (1983) and Kantanshi Constituency (1988). Between 1992 and 2011, He was Town Clerk for Lusaka City Council and Kitwe City Council as well as District Electoral Officer for both cities.

He served as Zambia’s Ambassador to Egypt from 2014 to 2017.


  • Press Release: Local Government By-elections in 3 Wards

    Notice is hereby given to the general public that the Electoral Commission of Zambia has prescribed Tuesday 9th June, 2020 as the date on which to hold the polls for the Local Government By-elections in Nakato and Imalyo Wards of Mongu Town Council in Western province and Bulilo ward of Chilubi Town Council in Northern

    May 12, 2020
  • Commission Reschedules Elections Calendar

    Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, that has affected the day to day life of citizens (health, social and economy), the Commission wishes to announce that it is reviewing the Roadmap for Elections, and will soon advise Stakeholders and the general public the commencement date for all the electoral processes leading up to the 2021 General

    May 12, 2020
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