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The Government Of Malta is the executive branch of Malta. It is made up of the Cabinet and the Parliamentary Secretaries. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of Malta, with the President making his or her decision based on the situation within the Maltese parliament. The Prime Minister is responsible for assigning departments of government to Permanent Secretaries. The President of Malta also appoints the rest of the cabinet with the assent of the Prime Minister of Malta.


Roles of the Ministries in the 11th Executive Since Independence


Office of the Prime Minister (L-Uffiċċju tal-Prim Ministru)

The office of the Prime Minister coordinates all the Ministries. The office was established in 1921. The post did not exist in the period between 1933 and 1947 or the period between 1958 and 1962. It is Located in Auberge de Castille in Valletta.

Portfolios in the Office of the Prime Minister:

  • Public Service (Servizzi Pubbliċi)
  • EU Internal Coordination (Kordinazzjoni Interna tal-UE)
  • Planning and Priorities Co-ordination (Kordinazzjoni tal-Ippjanar u Prijoritajiet)
  • Internal Audit and Investigations (Awditjar Intern u Investigazzjonijiet)
  • Management Efficiency Unit
  • Environment (Ambjent)
  • Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA)
  • Sustainable Development (Żvilupp Sostenibli)
  • Defence (Difiża)
  • Armed Forces (Forzi Armati)
  • Tourism (Turiżmu)
  • Local Government (Kunsilli Lokali)
  • Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD - Il-Kunsill Malti għall-Ekonomija u l-Iżvilupp Soċjali)
  • EU Information (MEUSAC)
  • Information (Informazzjoni)
  • Government Printing Press (Gazzetta tal-Gvern)

Ministry of Finance, Economy and Investment (Il-Ministeru tal-Finanzi, Ekonomija u Investiment)

Portfolios in the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Investment:

  • Finance (Finanzi)
  • Budget Office (L-Uffiċċju tal-Baġit)
  • The Treasury (It-Teżor)
  • Inland Revenue
  • Indirect Taxation (Taxxa Indiretta)
  • Customs and Excise (Dwana)
  • Contracts (Kuntratti)
  • Economic Policy (Liġi Ekonomika)
  • External Trade (Negozju Barrani)
  • Relations with Central Bank (Bank Ċentrali)
  • Financial Regulation (Regulazzjoni Finanzjarja)
  • Malta Statistics Authority (NSO)
  • Land (Artijiet)
  • Joint Office
  • Notary to Government (In-Nutar tal-Gvern)
  • Industry (Industrija)
  • Investment Promotion (Promozjoni t'Investiment)
  • Malta Enterprise
  • Competition Policy (Liġi tal-Kompetizzjoni)
  • Small Business and the Self-Employed (Negozji Żgħar u s-Self-Employed)
  • Trade Services (Servizzi ta' Negozju)
  • Consumer Protection (Konsumatur)
  • Malta Standards Authority
  • Intellectual Property
  • Government Investments (Investimenti Governattivi)
  • Privatisation (Privatiżazzjoni)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Il-Ministeru tal-Affarijiet Barranin)

Portfolios in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

  • Relations with the European Union (Relazzjonijiet mal-Unjoni Ewropea)
  • Relations with Foreign and Commonwealth Countries (Relazzjonijiet ma' Pajjiżi Barranin u tal-Commonwealth)
  • Relations with International Organisations and Institutions (Relazzjonijiet mal-Għaqdiet u l-Istituzzjonijiet Internazzjonali)
  • International Economic Relations (Relazzjonijiet Ekonomiċi Internazzjonali)
  • Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs (Ċittadinanza)
  • Parliamentary Affairs (Affarijiet Parlamentari)

Ministry for Gozo (Ministeru Għal Għawdex)

Portfolios in the Ministry for Gozo:

  • Gozo Affairs (Affarijiet t'Għawdex)

Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications

Portfolios in the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications:

  • Civil Aviation
  • Malta Maritime Authority
  • Malta Freeport Corporation
  • Malta Transport Authority
  • Malta Communications Authority
  • Information and Communications Technology Strategy
  • National Identity Management
  • Public Registry
  • Land Registry
  • Civil Registration
  • ID Cards
  • Passports
  • Coordination of Urban Development Projects (including SmartCity Malta, Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour Regeneration)
  • Coordination of Road Building, Maintenance, Landscaping and Cleansing
  • Water Services Corporation
  • Enemalta Corporation
  • Malta Shipyards

Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs

Portfolios in the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs:

  • Malta Resources Authority
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Development of Alternative Energy Sources
  • Oil Exploration
  • National Parks, Afforestation and the Countryside
  • Waste Management Strategy Implementation
  • Building Industry Consultative Council
  • Manufacturing and Servicing
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Research and Innovation
  • Rural Development
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Fisheries
  • Aquaculture
  • Veterinary Services
  • Animal Welfare

Ministry of Education and Culture

Portfolios in the Ministry of Education and Culture:

  • Childcare and Early Education
  • Compulsory Education
  • Higher Education (including MCAST and tourism studies)
  • Life-long Learning
  • Examinations
  • Public Broadcasting Services
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Theatres and Mediterranean Conference Centre
  • National Orchestra
  • Youth
  • Sport and Sport Complexes

Ministry for Social Policy

Portfolios in the Ministry for Social Policy:

  • Social Policy
  • Family Policy
  • Child Policy
  • Solidarity Services
  • Social Security
  • Social Housing
  • Equality
  • Health
  • Elderly and Community Care
  • Cooperatives
  • Employment and Training
  • Industrial and Employment Relations
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs

Portfolios in the Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs:

  • Courts of Justice
  • Attorney General's Office
  • Police
  • Immigration
  • Airport Security
  • Correctional Services
  • Civil Protection
  • Data Protection

Current Members of 11th Executive since Independence


Parliamentary Secretaries

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism - Mario de Marco
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Public Dialogue and Information - Chris Said
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health - Joe Cassar
  • Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care - Mario Galea
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport - Clyde Puli
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Revenues and Land - Jason Azzopardi

Former Executives of the Republic of Malta

  • 1st Executive since Independence
  • 2nd Executive since Independence
  • 3rd Executive since Independence
  • 4th Executive since Independence
  • 5th Executive since Independence
  • 6th Executive since Independence
  • 7th Executive since Independence
  • 8th Executive since Independence
  • 9th Executive since Independence
  • 10th Executive since Independence


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