Official List of Malawi Government Ministries

Post was last updated: January 2, 2024

Hello, on this page you will find a list of the active Malawi Ministries in the current Government of Malawi.

The Government of the Republic of Malawi has the following Ministries:

  • Ministry of Defence – Responsible for national defense and military matters. This ministry oversees the Malawian Defence Force, ensuring the protection and security of the nation. It plays a crucial role in safeguarding the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. (They don’t have an official website for some reason)
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs – Manages the country’s economic policy, government budget, and public finances. This ministry is instrumental in formulating strategies for economic growth and fiscal stability, overseeing taxation and financial regulations.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Handles Malawi’s diplomatic relations with other countries and international organizations. It manages foreign aid, international trade policies, and protects the interests of Malawi abroad.
  • Ministry of Labour – Focuses on employment policies, labor laws, and workforce development. It aims to foster a productive and fair labor market, ensuring workers’ rights and improving job opportunities.
  • Ministry of Health – Oversees public health services, medical policies, and health education. This ministry is key in managing healthcare infrastructure, disease control, and promoting healthy lifestyles among citizens.
  • Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare – Works on gender equality, social development, and welfare services. It focuses on empowering vulnerable groups, promoting women’s rights, and providing social support services.
  • Ministry of Education – Responsible for educational policies, curriculum development, and overseeing educational institutions. Its aim is to improve the quality of education and make it accessible to all Malawians.
  • Ministry of Justice – Manages the legal and judicial system of Malawi. It ensures the enforcement of laws, protection of human rights, and the fair administration of justice.
  • Ministry of Local Government, Unity and Culture – Oversees local governance, cultural development, and national unity. It supports local authorities in service delivery and promotes cultural heritage and national cohesion.
  • Ministry of Information and Digitalization – Focuses on information technology, communications, and digitalization policies. It aims to enhance ICT infrastructure and promote digital literacy across the nation.
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change – Manages natural resources and addresses environmental and climate change issues. This ministry is dedicated to sustainable development and environmental conservation.
  • Ministry of Agriculture – Deals with agricultural policies, food security, and rural development. It supports farmers, promotes agricultural research and innovation, and ensures food sufficiency.
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry – Responsible for trade policies, industrial development, and market regulations. It aims to boost Malawi’s economy by enhancing trade and fostering industrial growth.
  • Ministry of Lands – Handles land administration, urban planning, and land development. This ministry ensures equitable land distribution and sustainable land management practices.
  • Ministry of Transport and Public Works – Oversees transportation infrastructure, public works, and civil engineering projects. It is crucial for the development and maintenance of roads, bridges, and public transport systems.
  • Ministry of Mining – Regulates the mining industry, mineral exploration, and mining policies. It aims to responsibly exploit mineral resources for economic development.
  • Ministry of Homeland Security – Ensures internal security, immigration control, and emergency management. This ministry is responsible for safeguarding citizens and maintaining internal peace and order.
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports – Promotes youth development and sports in Malawi. It focuses on empowering the youth through various programs and enhancing the sports sector.
  • Ministry of Energy – Manages energy policies, electricity supply, and renewable energy development. It works towards ensuring stable and sustainable energy for all Malawians.
  • Ministry of Water and Sanitation – Focuses on water resource management, drinking water supply, and sanitation services. It aims to provide safe and clean water and improve sanitation facilities nationwide.

We recommend you also read more interesting facts about Malawi, start by reading the Official List of Malawi Cabinet Ministers, list of Malawi Members of Parliament & also the list of Malawi mobile service providers.

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