Dr Ndjoze-Ojo returns to parliament

30 Jun 2013 10:40
WINDHOEK, 30 JUN (NAMPA) ? Swapo Party has filled the vacant seat in the National Assembly (parliament) with the appointment of former Deputy Minister of Education Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo.
Her appointment as the latest member to join the legislative House became effective last Thursday when she was officially sworn-in as a Member of Parliament (MP) by Chief Justice Peter Shivute in the National Assembly.
Ndoje ?Ojo, who was Deputy Minister from 2005 to March 2010, returns to parliament to fill the seat which became vacant after former MP Festus Ueitele was appointed Governor of the Omaheke Region in May this year.
She has been principal at St Paul's College in Windhoek since January this year.
Ndjoze-Ojo told Nampa in an interview shortly after the swearing-in ceremony that she feels honoured and privileged to be back in parliament.
?The first time I came to parliament was by appointment of President Hifikepunye Pohamba. This time I?m riding on the backs of many constituency members who came to the 2009 Swapo Party Congress and voted for me,? she said.
She said she is an educationalist, and she will continue to focus on anything that has to do with education, social upliftment and youth empowerment.