The Namibian Cabinet consists of the president, the prime minister and ministers appointed from the 78 members of the National Assembly. Cabinet members direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of ministries and government departments, including parastatal enterprises. The prime minister oversees ministers and deputy ministers in the various ministries, such as the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance. At present there are 20 ministers responsible for offices, ministries and agencies. The highest ranking civil service employee in each ministry is the permanent secretary, responsible to parliament for the sound management of a ministry’s business. Permanent secretaries are the only persons assigned to give information to the media.