Meet Namibia’s New Cabinet – Hage Geingob Rises

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Namibia’s new cabinet has been announced, with a few surprises and even fewer new names.

‎1. Hon Dr Hage G. Geingob- Prime Minister – Geingob, who formerly served as prime minister between the south west African country’s independence in 1990 and 2002, has bounced back to the prime minister’s office.

2. Hon Nahas Angula- Minister of Defence – Outgoing prime minister Nahas Angula takes over as Minister of Defense. Angula, considered one of the most level-headed lieutenants in the ruling South West African People’s Organization now wields much less power in the party.

3. Hon Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana-Minister of Home Affairs – Ithana, one of Namibia’s leading women politicians, takes over the Ministry of Home Affairs. Ithana served as Namibia’s first female Attorney General in 2001, before rising through the ranks to become Swapo’s Secretary General in 2007. Visit Ithana’s personal website here.
4. Hon Jerry Ekandjo-Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture –
5. Hon Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah -Minister of Foreign Affairs;
6. Hon Immanuel Ngatjizeko -Minister of Safety and Security;
7. Hon Maj-Gen (rdt) Charles Namoloh -Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development;
8. Hon Rosalia Nghidinwa -Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare;
9. Hon Utoni Nujoma -Minister of Justice;
10. Hon Doreen Sioka -Minister of Labour and Social Welfare;
11. Hon Uahekua Herunga -Minister of Environment and Tourism;
12. Hon Calle Schlettwein -Minister of Trade and Industry;
13. Hon Petrus Iilonga -Deputy Minister of Defence;
14. Hon Lempy Lucas -Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry;
15. Hon Pohamba Shifeta -Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism;
16. Hon Kilus Nguvauva -Deputy Minister of Works and Transport;
17. Hon Chief Samuel Ankama -Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources; and
18. Hon Juliet Kavetuna -Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture.

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