The Ministry of Veteran Affairs was a department of the Namibian government, responsible for the social and economic support of veterans of the Namibian war of independence, and for the custody of Namibian independence war history. It was established in 2006. The first veteran affairs minister was Ngarikutuke Tjiriange, until then minister without portfolio.
The ministry was disbanded in 2015; The portfolio of veteran affairs fell to the office of the vice-president. In 2020 veteran affairs were added to the Ministry of Defence which was renamed Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA). The current[update] defence and veteran affairs minister is Frans Kapofi.
All veteran affairs ministers in chronological order are:
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|Minister of Veteran Affairs|
|Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs|
- "Veterans Affairs in the Office of the Vice President / Background". Government of Namibia. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
- Brigitte Weidlich, " War vets get own Ministry", The Namibian, October 5, 2006. Archived 5 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
- Tjitemisa, Kuzeeko (22 April 2021). "Geingob shuffles his pack … Kapofi gets defence, Klazen promoted". New Era. p. 1.