The Constitutional powers and functions of the Attorney- General in Article 87 of the Namibian Constitution are performed through the Office of the Prosecutor- General, Office of the Government Attorney and the Directorate Legal Advice.
The Key role is to represent the State, the Government (Offices, Agencies and Ministries) in civil and labour matters and officials in criminal cases.The functions of the Office are to:
Directorate Legal Advice
The key role is to assist the Attorney-General in being the principle legal advisor to the President and Government.The function of the Directorate is to assist the Attorney-General:
Office of the Prosecutor-General
The key role is to prosecute and defend appeals in criminal proceedings in the High Court and the Supreme Court in the Name of the StateThe function of the Office:
Attorney-General visit to Singapore
During January 2016, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Namibia, Hon. Sakeus Shanghala, MP met with the Attorney-General of Singapore, Hon. V.K. Rajah, SC in order to benchmark offices. The meeting marks the start of a prosperous professional relationship between the two offices. It has resulted in possible exchange and training programs; idea sharing regarding the creation and implementation of legislation; and information about the latest innovation in legal technology."
A-G partners with NASFAF
The Office of the Attorney-General concluded a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the NASFAF. The partnership will enable both organisations to co-fund Students’ Post Graduate Education in specialist Law Programmes in Cyber law, Human Rights, International law, Labour Relations, Business and Corporate law. The partnership is in line with the Attorney General’s Office funding needs & designed criteria, and in accordance with time-frames required by the applicable Institution of Higher Learning. Applicants must be staff members of the Office of the Attorney General.
A-G meets Society of Advocates
The Attorney General had lunch with the members of the Council of Society of Advocate in February 2016. The purpose of the lunch was to foster a good working relationship with the members of the Bar with a view to improve the delivery of quality legal services, strengthen our collective effort to the rule of law and justice for all. This will assist our legal institutions.