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The President

The President of Namibia is head of the Namibian government with the support of his cabinet and ministers. He is responsible for the implementation of all policies and decisions.

He overseas:
all appointed ministers
the operations of the civil service

learn more on President Hage G. Geingob




The Cabinet

The Cabinet consists of the President, the Prime Minister and all president appointed ministers from the national assembly, including members nominated under the Article 46(1) (b) to administer and execute the functions of the government.

“The President may also appoint a Deputy Prime Minister to perform such functions as may be assigned to him or her by the President or the Prime Minister."

See who is in the cabinet





Cabinet Ministers

are members of the cabinet and they head executive departments of the Namibian governement.




Deputy Ministers

are senior civil servent that report directly to a minister. They are responsible for the Office/Ministry/Agency day-to-day operations, budgets and development programs.



Total Ministers

Namibia has a total  62 Ministers and deputy minister providing support to the President and his Vice president.

Learn more about the each OMA at GOV.NA



How Government is run

The government is run through departments, office, agencies and other entities. They implement policies to support the public.

Office include the Office of the President, Vice President and the Prime Minister. Ministerial departments cover the whole of Namibia, except the vice presidents' office that only applies to marginalised communities and war survivors.

Parastatals focus on providing services then implementing policies.


2 Office + 23 Ministerial Departments + 8 Agencies + 41 Parastals

more at GOV.NA




Civil service

The Civil Service does the practical and administrative work of government. It is co-ordinated and managed by the different appointed ministers and CEOs. More than half of all civil servants provide services direct to the public, including:


  • paying benefits and pensions
  • running employment services
  • staffing prisons
  • providing identification

The Civil Service is on eService







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