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The Ministry of Mines and Energy

The Ministry of Mines and Energy was constitutionally established to take custody of Namibia’s diverse geological, mineral and energy resources, and to ensure their contribution to the country’s socio-economic development.

It is Government’s lead agency in attracting private investment in resources exploration and development through the provision of geoscientific information on minerals and energy resources, and management of an equitable and secure titles system for the mining, petroleum and geothermal industries.

It also carries prime responsibility for regulating the extractive industries in the country, including the collection of royalties, and ensuring that safety, health and environmental standards are consistent with the relevant legislation, regulations and policies.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Mines and Energy ensures adequate and affordable energy supply in a sustainable manner taking advantage of Namibia’s natural resources in support of the nation’s socio-economic development.