The MME embarked upon the development of a comprehensive five (5) - year strategic plan based on the simplified Strategic Planning Framework for the Public Service of Namibia. The MME further undertook the review of its strategic Plan 2007/2008 - 2011/2012, to evaluate its effectiveness in executing the Ministry’s mandate in response to attaining the country’s Vision 2030. The project focused on reviewing the overall mandate as per Offices, Directorates and Divisions, with specific emphasis on the missions, core functions, major activities and achievements.
The core exercise included an assessment comprising strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, which highlighted key issues in the various directorates. These issues are transformed into strategic objectives to be addressed during the next five years. Furthermore, key aspects that emerged as a hindrance in effecting the ministry’s core mandate, being structural, infrastructural and budgetary constraints, were revealed. These issues are deemed as imperative components of the strategic plan, but would be insignificant if unaccompanied by Strategic Leadership and Management. In addition, the actual strategic plans have not been effective in that there is no regulatory framework governing the implementation of the plans which implies “non-enforcement” thereof. The fundamental aspects which are central to the strategic plan, such as the basis and the approach have been highlighted as pertinent to its success.