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.
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. The legislation is centralised in the lower house (National Assembly), and regional in the upper house (National Council). 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:
- Office of the President (OoP)
- Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
- Office of the Auditor-General (OAG)
- Office of the Ombudsman
- Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF)
- Ministry of Defence (MoD)
- Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET)
- Ministry of Education (MoE)
- Ministry of Finance (MoF)
- Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
- Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECF)
- Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS)
- Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration
- Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)
- Ministry of Justice and Attorney General (MoJ)
- Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW)
- Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME)
- Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD)
- Ministry of Safety and Security (MSS)
- Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
- Ministry of Veterans Affairs
- Ministry of Works and Transport (MoW)
- Ministry of Youth, National Services, Sport and Culture (MYNSSC)
The Agencies of central government are:
Government organisations and state-owned enterprises
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.
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- "A-Z Index of Central Government". Office of the Prime Minister. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- "Government income from SOEs 2013/2014-2015-2016". Insight Namibia. April 2013. p. 21.
- "Payments and transfers to SOEs 2013/2014-2015-2016". Insight Namibia. April 2013. p. 22.
- "NQA:: History". Namibia Qualifications Authority. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
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