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Geingob announces new Cabinet

By Staff Reporter

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PRESIDENT in-waiting, Dr.Hage Geingob

PRESIDENT in-waiting Dr.Hage Geingob has officially announced his cabinet ministers and ministries on Thursday.

Dr.Geingob who will be sworn-in as Namibia’s third president, on March 21 at Namibia’s 25th independence anniversary, told journalists at a Press Conference how his government is structured when he will succeed the out-going Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba.

Geingob administration will be headed by the newly appointed Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, former Finance Minister and Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, as Deputy Prime Minister and International Relations.

Four brand new ministries have been added to answer to socio-economic concerns of the people, which are the Ministry of Poverty Eradication, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Ministry of Public Enterprises and Ministry of Economic Planning and Director General.

Other changes were the re-naming and split of the current Ministry of Education to the new Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and Ministry of Higher Education,Training and Innovation, respectively.

Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development is now called the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, new Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Job Creation replaced the current ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.

While, the Ministry of Land and Resettlement was renamed as Ministry of Land Reform, and new Ministry of Sport, National Service and Youth, replaced the Ministry of Youth, National Services, Sport & Culture.

However, four portfolios of a deputy minister in the ministries of works, defence, public enterprises and mines were  still vacant at the time of his announcement.

The new cabinet is composed of the following

President

Dr.Hage Geingob

Vice President

Dr.Nicky Iyambo

Prime Minister

Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Deputy Prime Minister and International Relations

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah,

Deputy Minister International Relations

Peya Mushelenga

Minister of Finance

Calle Schlettwein

Deputy Minister

Natangwe Ithete

Minister of Industrialisation

Immanuel Ngatjizeko

Deputy Minister

Pieter van der Walt

Minister of Higher Education and Innovation

Itah Kandji-Murangi

Deputy Minister

Becky Ndjoze-Ojo

Minister of Education, Arts and Culture

Katrina Hanse-Himarwa

Deputy Minister

Anna Nghipondoka

Minister of Mines

Obeth Kandjoze

Deputy Minister

Vacant

Minister of Public Enterprises

Leon Jooste

Deputy Minister

Vacant

Minister of Poverty Eradication

Bishop Kameeta

Deputy Minister

Reverend Aino Kapewangolo

Minister of Defence

Penda ya Ndakolo

Deputy Minister

Vacant

Minister of Health

Dr Bernard Haufiku

Deputy Minister

Juliet Kavetuna

Minister of Justice

Dr Albert Kawana

Deputy Minister

Lidwina Shapwa

Minister of Home Affairs

Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana

Deputy Minister

Erastus Uutoni

Minister of Land Reform

Utoni Nujoma

Deputy Minister

Bernadus Swartbooi

Minister of Urban Development

Sophia Shaningwa

Deputy Minister

Derek Klazen

Minister of Agriculture

John Mutorwa

Deputy Minister

Anna Shiweda

Minister of Sport, National Service and Youth

Jerry Ekandjo

Deputy Minister

Agnes Tjongarero

Minister of Works

Alpheus! Naruseb

Deputy Minister

Vacant

Minister of Gender

Doreen Sioka

Deputy Minister

Lucia Basson

Minister of Tourism

Pohamba Shifeta

Deputy Minister

Priscilla Beukes

Minister of Information and Communication Technology

Tjekero Tweya

Deputy Minister

Stanley Simaata

Minister of Safety and Security

Charles Namoloh

Deputy Minister

Daniel Kashikola

Minister in the Presidency

Frans Kapofi

Deputy Minister

Christine //Hoebes

Minister of Economic Planning and Director General

Tom Alweendo

Deputy Minister

Lucia Ipumbu