The Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs shall be an efficient, effective and accountable Government institution responsible for formulating policies and programmes on defence for the government. It will continue to execute government decisions on defence issues in a timely and cost effective manner. Furthermore, it will continue to procure equipment for the Namibian Defence Force.


The Ministry of Defence aims at developing a small, well trained, highly mobile, professional and well equipped force, ready to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Namibia and actively contribute to international peace and stability.

Core Values

  • Patriotism and Dedication
  • Respect for the Rule of Law
  • Integrity
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork and Cooperation