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The President

Head of State and Government

The President shall be the head of state nd of the Government and the Commander-in Chief of the Defence Force.

The Executive Power of the Republic of Namibia shall vest in the President and the Cabinet.

Except as may be otherwise provided in the constitution or by law, the President shall in the excersice of his or her functions be obliged to act in consultation with the cabinet. learn more on President Hage G. Geingob.


The Cabinet

Notwithstanding Article 29(2A)(c), the Cabinet shall consist of the President, the Vice-president, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and such other Ministers from the members of the national Assembly, including members nominated under Article 46(1)(b) hereof, for the purposes of administering and executing the functions of the government.


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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  52 Ministers and deputy minister providing support to the President and his Vice president.


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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

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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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