Education receives largest chunk of national budget

WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture received the largest allocation of nearly N.dollars 18.4 billion from the 2024/25 Financial Year (FY) National Budget tabled by Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi on Wednesday.

This is about N.dollars 1.7 billion more than the amount allocated to the ministry in the 2023/24 budget.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services received the second largest allocation of nearly N.dollars 10.9 billion; an increase of N.dollars 1.3 billion compared to the N.dollars 9.6 billion allocated last year.

Following is a breakdown of all allocations per ministry for the 2024/2025 financial year.

Office of the President: N.dollars 966 821 000

Office of the Prime Minister: N.dollars 1 104 281 000

National Assembly: N.dollars 196 050 000

Office of the Auditor-General: N.dollars 124 762 000

Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security: N.dollars 7 413 654 000

Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation: N.dollars 964 895 000

Ministry of Defence: N.
dollars 6 743 897 000

Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprise: N.dollars 8 127 321 000

Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture: N.dollars 18 381 140 000

National Council: N.dollars 136 662 000

Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare: N.dollars 7 990 776 000

Ministry of Health and Social Services: N.dollars 10 891 017 000

Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation: N.dollars 222 382 000

Ministry of Mines and Energy: N.dollars 381 937 000

Ministry of Justice: N.dollars 674 318 000

Ministry of Urban and Rural Development: N.dollars 2 590 907 000

Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism: N.dollars 725 533 000

Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade: N.dollars 365 484 000

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform:

-Agriculture and Land Reform N.dollars 1 937 358 000

-Water: N.dollars 1 039 023 000

Judiciary: N.dollars 445 473 000

Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources: N.dollars 321 447 000

Ministry of Works and Transport:

– Works:
N.dollars 789 532 000

– Transport: N.dollars 3 249 854 000

National Planning Commission: N.dollars 232 488 000

Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service: N.dollars 679 399 000

Electoral Commission of Namibia: N.dollars 437 983 000

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology: N.dollars 702 993 000

Anti-Corruption Commission: N.dollars 105 992 000

Ministry of Veterans Affairs: N.dollars 1 409 516 000

Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation: N.dollars 4 750 022 000

Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare: N.dollars 7 990 776 000

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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