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Established on 15 March 2015, by His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob the Ministry of Public Enterprises(MPE) is responsible for managing Namibia's Public Enterprises(PEs). As the custodians of the PEs Strategic direction by the Ministry of Public Enterprises displayed by achieving its overall mandate that of transforming Namibia's Public Enterprises sector as effective conduits and catalysts for the Nation's economic development.

As the Ministry of Public Enterprises, we are guided by the principles as contained in the contents of Cabinet:

  • "Strong, honest and principled leadership,
  • Urgently review all the performances, operational efficiency, economic viability of all SOEs and provide policy options thereto,
  • Transparent procurement with a focus on empowerment of Namibians and women, and job-creation but not at the expense of value for money,
  • Driving a performance culture with your Ministry through leading by example and applying a hand-on approach,
  • Engaging and listening to the voices of civil society, particularly grassroots organizations and understanding that the ultimate goal is to improve the living standard of Namibians.
  • Reviewing any law, policy and regulation which hampers the effective implementation of the plans and programmes of Government"

MPE will direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of Ministries and Government Departments including parastatal enterprises and to advise the President and National Assembly on the desirability and wisdom of any prevailing subordinate legislation, regulations or orders pertaining to such parastatal enterprises,regard being given to public interest" We are keen to uplift and working together with our stakeholder; customer and general public in making socio-economic development a true reality".

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No decision on RCC yet

24 July 2017The Minister of public enterprises, Hon. Leon Jooste, on Friday said no decision on the future of the beleaguered Roads Construction Company (RCC) had been made... [read more]


Report Confirms N$14m SSC' land rip-off
11 July 2017

AN INVESTIGATION has confirmed that the Social Security Commission overpaid by N$14 million for two plots it bought in Windhoek last year. [read more]
RCC's Secret N$800 Millions Plaza 10 July  2017 THE Roads Contractor Company's plan to turn the site of its Windhoek head office into an N$800 million business plaza could benefit a few well-connected individuals and entities. [read more]
GOVERNMENT pins hopes on performance agreement
07 July 2017 17:46 Pm
State-Owned Enterprises minister Leon Jooste said that his mandate cannot push public enterprises into a corner and penalise them for not releasing financial reports because there is no legal provision for that [read more]
SOE cost-cutting plan under way
04 July 2017
New business plans or turnaround strategies will be thoroughly scrutinised by the Ministry of Public Enterprises [read more]
RCC future in Cabinet's hands: Hon. Jooste
27 June 2017
WINDHOEK, 30 April 2015 - The Minister of Public Enterprises, Leon Jooste addressing a media conference in the capital on Thursday [read more]
There is nothing illegal about Meatco Board of Namibia.
27 June 2017

Windhoek-Agriculture minister John Mutorwa says there is nothing illegal about the Meatco board, as its appointment was done within the provisions of the Meat Corporation of Namibia Act. Further, the appointments were done after thorough consultations with the Ministry of Public Enterprises, as well as the attorney general [read more]

Finance Officials to reapply for job.
28 June 2017

OVER 1 380 finance ministry officials will be required to reapply for their jobs when the proposed state-owned Namibia Revenue Agency is formed [read more]

Is Semi-privatisation the way to go for SADAC State Owned Enterprises?.
26 June 2017

WINDHOEK – Since the dawn of independence most Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries saw the worse and worst in most State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) which are expected to be the cornerstone of economic development and revenue collection [read more]

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