Government of Namibia

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The Government of Namibia consists of the executive, the legislative and the judiciary branches. The Cabinet is the executive organ of government, implementing the laws of the country. It consists of the President, the Prime Minister and his deputy, as well as the Ministers. The legislative organs of government are the National Council and the National Assembly. They make the laws of the country. The judiciary organs of government are the courts. The highest court of Namibia is the Supreme Court. There is also the High Court, and lower courts. [1]

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The Namibian government is partly centralised and partly regional. In the executive branch, Central government consists of ministries, offices and agencies, whereas regional government consists of Regional Councils, and constituencies within these. [1] The legislation is centralised in the lower house (National Assembly), and regional in the upper house (National Council). [2] The judiciary is centralised in the Supreme Court, whereas High Courts and lower courts are distributed all over the country.

Executive branch of government

The central executive branch of government consists of Offices, Ministries, and Agencies. The Offices of central government are: [3]

As of 2020 there are 23 Ministries in Namibia: [3]

  1. Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF)
  2. Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  3. Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoE)
  4. Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET)
  5. Ministry of Finance (MoF)
  6. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR)
  7. Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECF)
  8. Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS)
  9. Higher Education, Training and Innovation (MHETI)
  10. Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHA)
  11. Industrialization, Trade and SME Development (MTI)
  12. International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCo)
  13. Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)
  14. Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
  15. Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation (MOL)
  16. Ministry of Land Reform (MLR)
  17. Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME)
  18. Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MPESW)
  19. Ministry of Public Enterprises (MSS)
  20. Ministry of Safety and Security (MSS)
  21. Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS)
  22. Ministry of Works and Transport (MoW)
  23. Urban and Rural Development (MURD)

The Agencies of central government are: [3]

Government organisations and state-owned enterprises

The Namibian state runs and owns a number of companies such as Transnamib and NamPost, most of which need frequent financial assistance to stay afloat. [4] [5]

There is a number of agencies and authorities established by Acts of Parliament that can be considered government organisations:

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