Women expected to lead southern Namibia

10 Apr 2015 14:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 10 APR (NAMPA) – Two women are expected to head the //Karas and Hardap regions following the departure of former governors Bernadus Swartbooi and Katrina Hanse-Himarwa to Parliament recently.
The new governors are expected to be Lucia Basson for //Karas and Esme Isaacks for Hardap.
The announcement of the new governors is expected to be made by President Hage Geingob at State House later Friday, but multiple sources have indicated to Nampa that the two women have been informed about their new roles.
Basson has served as the Special Advisor to Swartbooi after being appointed by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba in 2011. Before that, she was a Member of Parliament, also appointed by Pohamba.
Isaacks is the mayor of Aranos – a town situated 140 kilometres northeast of Mariental in the Hardap Region. According to media reports, she was one of the names advanced by Hanse-Himarwa to succeed her as governor.