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Geingob announces new government structure

President Hage Geingob has announced a new structure for his upcoming administration that will have 19 ministries instead of the current 26.

Geingob made the announcement on Monday in Windhoek ahead of his inauguration for the second five-year term on Saturday.

He has retained the vice presidency position that was created in 2014 and brought in the gender and poverty eradication into the presidency.

In addition, the Geingob also said that to stimulate private sector-led economic growth and recovery, the function of Investment Promotion and SME Development will be elevated to the Presidency, as a matter of priority.

“For this purpose, the Namibia Investment Centre will be replaced by the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board. The head of this entity will be appointed by the President,” he said.

The Vice President’s Office will oversee the cluster of Gender, Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare including social safety nets such as the food bank, old age social grants and grants for orphans & vulnerable children, disability and marginalised communities.

  1. International relations and Cooperation
  2. Home Affairs, Immigration Safety and Security
  3. Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs
  4. Ministry of Finance
  5. Ministry of Industrialization and Trade
  6. Ministry of Urban and Rural Development
  7. Ministry of Health and Social Services
  8. Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture
  9. Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation
  10. Ministry of Works and Transport
  11. Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism
  12. Ministry of Mines and Energy
  13. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
  14. Ministry of Justice
  15. Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform
  16. Labour, Industriisation Relations and Employment
  17. Ministry of Public Enterprises
  18. Youth, Sports and National Service
  19. Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

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