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]

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[edit]

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

There are currently twenty Ministries in Namibia:[3]

The Agencies of central government are:[3]

Government organisations and state-owned enterprises[edit]

The Namibian state runs and owns a number of companies such as Air Namibia, 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:

  • Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA). This institution evaluates and accredits national institutions and degrees, as well as foreign qualifications of people who wish to demonstrate the national equivalence of their degrees earned abroad.[6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About the Government of the Republic of Namibia". Office of the Prime Minister. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "GRN Structure. The Legislature". Government of Namibia. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "A-Z Index of Central Government". Office of the Prime Minister. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Government income from SOEs 2013/2014-2015-2016". Insight Namibia. April 2013. p. 21. 
  5. ^ "Payments and transfers to SOEs 2013/2014-2015-2016". Insight Namibia. April 2013. p. 22. 
  6. ^ "NQA:: History". Namibia Qualifications Authority. Retrieved 1 November 2012.