Chembe is one of the newly created districts in the Luapula Province of Zambia, which owes its existence to being the site of the Chembe Bridge across the Luapula River dividing Zambia and the Congo Pedicle territory of DR Congo. The Bridge connects the principal Luapula highway to the Congo Pedicle road, a dirt highway maintained by Zambia through Congolese territory to link Mansa to the Copperbelt.
With peace in the Congo, 350-metre Chembe Bridge has been constructed to link Luapula to the Copperbelt. Subsequent paving of the Pedicle road will do much to improve trade through the town.
The District has fourty three (43) learning institutions. Three (3) government middle basic schools, seven (7) government upper basic schools, six community basic schools and one (1) secondary school. - Chembe [DEBS]