Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance is motivating for a N$4.7 billion allocation for the 2021/2022 financial year for cross-cutting expenditure items, like the Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) and procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, contingency provision, political parties' funding, and government institutions falling under its mandate.
For its economic policy advice programme, it is requesting a N$13.5 million allocation.
For the revenue management programme, the ministry has earmarked N$538.7 million, of which N$79 million is to be allocated as an additional amount to the baseline programme activities of the newly launched Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA).
This programme will oversee the drafting of amendments to the Customs and Excise Act, development of regulations to the Customs and Excise Act, and amendments to the tax laws to bring into operation the announced tax policy administration measures.
The administrative component for collection of revenue will be performed by NamRA.
Government's expenditure management programme is allocated N$554.4 million.
Of this, N$200 million is earmarked for the contingency provision for this financial year.
N$103.8 million is to go to political parties with parliamentary representation.
N$213 million is earmarked to state entities under the finance ministry's stewardship.
These entities include Agribank that will get N$90 million, Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) Appeal Board (N$1.5 million), Development Bank of Namibia (N$45 million), Financial Intelligence Centre (N$39 million), Public Accounts and Auditors Board (PAAB) (N$2.5 million), and the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) (N$32 million).
An amount of N$9.8 million is requested for the government procurement management programme, which is mandated to ensure compliance with the Public Procurement Act.
The amended Public Procurement Bill and the Codes of Good Practice will be submitted to cabinet during this financial year.
An amount of N$3.2 billion is requested for the civil servant managed healthcare programme for the coordination, management, and reform of PSEMAS.
Included in this amount is N$484 million earmarked for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, which the ministry says is a government effort to be complemented by the private sector. This cooperation is currently being consulted with stakeholders.
The public-private-parternship (PPP) programme is to be allocated N$20.3 million for personnel and other operational expenses.
The PPP programme promotes an enabling environment to facilitate private sector investments in the provision of public infrastructure assets and services.
The programme is planning to establish a PPP Project Preparation facility to be hosted by the Development Bank of Namibia, and mobilise funds from regional and international development finance institutions and multilateral organisations.
For the policy coordination and support services programme, the ministry is motivating for the allocation of N$395.6 million. This programme, amongst others, is responsible for the management of human and financial resources, other assets and contracts management.