UPDATE 2 - Hage Geingob Announces New Cabinet - Deputy Ministers

20 Mar 2015 08:40am
(List contains Deputies in Ministries.)

WINDHOEK, 20 MAR (NAMPA) – President-elect Hage Geingob on Thursday issued a media statement in which he revealed the names of Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers.

In the statement, Hage noted that Deputy Ministers were not consulted prior the announcement of their positions in the new Government. Hage apologised saying time was against them and that is why it is all done in a hurry.

According to the statement, some Deputy Ministers already called him to deliver a thank-you, “pointing out that the idea is not about being consulted but to have been identified to serve the nation.”

Here is the list of Ministers and their Deputies:

Office of the Vice President:
Veterans’ Affairs, Marginalised and any other duties assigned to the office: Nickey Iyambo
Deputy Minister in Presidency in VP’s office: Alexia Manombe-Ncube
Deputy Minister in Presidency in VP’s office: Royal /Ui/o/oo

Minister in Presidency in charge of National Planning Commission: Tom Alweendo
Deputy Minister: Lucia Ipumbu

Minister of Presidential Affairs: Frans Kapofi
Former Presidents and Founding Father
Support Staff: Economic Advisor, Political Advisor, Legal Advisor, Performance and Evaluation Advisor, Chief of Staff (operations)

Prime Minister: Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, and Existing Staff plus her own Personal Assistant
Deputy Minister: Christina Hoebes

Deputy Prime Minister: Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperations: Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Deputy Minister: Peya Mushelenga
Deputy Minister: Maureen Hinda

Minister of Finance: Calle Schlettwein
Deputy Minister: Natangwe Ithete

Minister of Defence: Penda Ya Ndakolo
Deputy Minister: Billy Mwaningange

Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration: Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana
Deputy Minister: Erastus Uutoni

Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation: Dr. Itah Murangi-Kandjii
Deputy Minister: Becky Ndjoze-Ojo

Minister of Education, Arts and Culture: Katrina Hanse-Himarwa
Deputy Minister: Anna Hipondoka

Minister of Industrialization, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprise Development: Immanuel Ngatjizeko
Deputy Minister: Pieter van der Walt

Minister of Urban and Rural Development: Sophia Shaningwa
Deputy Minister: Derek Klazen
Deputy Minister: Sylvia Makgone

Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare: Bishop Zephania Kameeta
Deputy Minister: Aino Kapewangolo
Deputy Minister: Priscilla Beukes

Minister of Health and Social Services: Bernhard Haufiku
Deputy Minister: Juliet Kavetuna

Minister of Public Enterprises: Leon Jooste
Deputy Minister: Engel Nawatiseb

Minister of Works and Transport: Alpheus !Naruseb
Deputy Minister: Kilus Nguvauva
Deputy Minister: Sankwasa James Sankwasa

Minister of Safety and Security: Charles Namoloh
Deputy Minister: Daniel Kashikola

Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry: John Mutorwa
Deputy Minister: Anna Shiweda
Deputy Minister: Theo Diergaartd

Minister of Land Reform: Uutoni Nujoma
Deputy Minister: Bernadus Swartbooi

Minister of Information Communications and Technology: Tjekero Tweya
Deputy Minister: Stanley Simataa

Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare: Doreen Sioka
Deputy Minister: Lucia Witbooi

Minister of Justice: Albert Kawana
Deputy Minister: Lidwina Shapwa

Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation: Erkki Nghimtina
Deputy Minister: Alpheus Muheua

Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources: Bernhard Esau
Deputy Minister: Chief Samuel Ankama

Ministry Mines and Energy: Obed Kandjoze
Deputy Minister: Kornelia Shilunga

Minister of Environment and Tourism: Pohamba Shifeta
Deputy Minister: Tommy Nambahu

Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service: Jerry Ekandjo
Deputy Minister: Agnes Tjongarero

The Ministers, their Deputies and Members of Parliament are to be sworn in and take Oath of Office on Friday before Namibia celebrates her Silver Jubilee, 25 years of independence on Saturday 21 March 2015