Hon Deputy Minister: Verna Sinimbo
The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade (MIT) is mandated to develop and manage Namibia’s economic regulatory framework, promote economic growth and development through the formulation and implementation of appropriate policies with the view to attract investment, increase trade, develop and expand the country’s industrial base.
To execute its mandate, MIT has developed key implementation instruments such as the Namibian National Industrial Policy, which is aimed at achieving Vision 2030 and subsequently gave birth to the “Growth at Home” Strategy. The Growth at Home Strategy Agenda is to infuse the identification and promotion of new value chains to help drive the growth of the manufacturing sector. Subsequently, in 2016, the ministry launched ten Sectoral Growth Strategies for cosmetics, wildlife products, leather, metal fabrication, handicrafts, gemstones and jewelry, seafood processing, charcoal and taxidermy.