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Ministry of Economic Development & Trade

The Ministry is one of the key Ministry in the Government’s administrative set-up. The mandate of the Ministry includes, amongst other things, policy development and implementation on trade, investment, and SME’s. The Ministry is also the regulator of trade and provides business registration services to the public. Ministry is organized under 4 core Departments.


To facilitate a transparent and predictable regulatory environment and an unparalleled investment climate, for businesses to thrive and contribute to economic development of the country.


To play an effective co-ordination role within the government, relevant state institutions and the private industry in developing a progressive and inclusive development policies and programmes facilitating sustainable development.