Geingob names new Government


President-elect Hage Geingob will be sworn in to office tomorrow (Saturday 21st March 2015) following the 28th November general election. The President-elect has also named his new Government; there will be 23 Ministers and 19 Deputy Ministers in addition to the Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ministers in the Presidency.

The President-elect has made a number of changes to his Ministries. Education has been split into two Ministries, Higher Education, Training and Innovation and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. There are two new Ministries, State Owned Enterprises and Poverty Eradication whilst the trade ministry becomes the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development and local government becomes the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development. The Ministry of Labour will be renamed the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Job Creation and a new Ministry of Land Reform is to be created whilst the Youth Ministry will now be known as the Ministry of Sport, National Services and Youth.

The full list of the new Cabinet as published by the Prime Minister’s Office is as follows:

Dr Nickey Iyambo Vice-President
Tom Alweendo Minister in the Presidency in charge of National Planning Commission
Frans Kapofi Minister of Presidential Affairs
Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila Prime Minister
Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Calle Schlettwein Minister of Finance
Penda Ya Nangolo Minister of Defence
Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration
Dr. Itah Murangi-Kandjii Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation
Katrina Hanse-Himarwa Minister of Education, Arts and Culture
Immanuel Ngatjizeko Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development
Sophia Shaningwa Minister of Urban and Rural Development
Bishop Zephania Kameeta Minister of Poverty Eradication
Dr Bernard Haufiku Minister of Health and Social Services
Leon Jooste Minister of Public Enterprises
Alpheus !Naruseb Minister of Works and Transport
John Mutorwa Minister of Agriculture
General Charles Namoloh Minister of Safety and Security
Utoni Nujoma Minister of Land Reform
Tjekero Tweya Minister of Information, Communication and Technology
Doreen Sioka Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare
Dr Albert Kawana Minister of Justice
Erkki Nghimtina Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation
Bernhard Esau Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Obed Kandjoze Minister of Mines and Energy
Pohamba Shifeta Minister of Environment and Tourism
Jerry Ekandjo Minister of Sport, Youth and National S

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