Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME - Namibia)
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) is the State’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 systems for the mining, petroleum and geothermal industries.
It also carries prime responsibility for regulating these extractive industries and dangerous goods in the country, including the collection of royalties, and ensuring that safety; health and environmental standards are consistent with the relevant State and Commonwealth legislation, regulations and policies.
An institution that provides access to Namibia's geological, mineral and energy resources for sustainable economic growth, equal benefit and prosperity to all Namibian citizens.
To formulate policies and legislations that effectively regulate activities in mining and energy sectors; generate knowledge and information on resources, and provide services to stimulate investment for sustainable economic development and benefit to all Namibians.
- Accountability: They account for their activities, take responsibility for results, and answerable for their actions.
- Transparency: They avail information on their services, their actions and their performance for public access and scrutiny.
- Service Orientation: They go the extra mile to deliver on the expected service to customers, as per their mission and promise.
- Innovation: They are responsible for solving problems through new ways of thinking and continuous improvement.
- Integrity: They fulfill the promise of their mission through behaviour that reflects honesty, responsibility, and fairness.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy was constitutionally established to take custody of the diverse geological, mineral and energy resources, and to ensure their contribution to the country's socioeconomic development.