Six new governors appointed

10 Apr 2015 17:12pm
WINDHOEK, 10 APR (NAMPA) – President Dr Hage Geingob has appointed 14 governors as political heads of those regions.
These appointments were revealed in a media statement issued by the Office of the President here on Friday.
The regional governors are Cleophas Mutjavikua who maintains his position in the Erongo Region; Lucia Basson - a new appointment for the //Karas Region, replacing Bernadus Swartbooi who was appointed as Deputy Minister of Land Reform.
Sophia Isaack - another new appointee for the Hardap Region - replaced Katrina Hanse-Himarwa who had been appointed as Minister of Education, Arts and Culture.
Dr Samuel Mbambo and Sirkka Ausiku remain in the Kavango East and West regions, respectively.
Laura McLeod-Katjirua remains in the Khomas Region, while former Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Angelika Muharukua now heads the Kunene Region, replacing Joshua //Hoebeb.
Festus Ueitele and Usko Nghaamwa remain political heads of the Omaheke and Ohangwena regions.
The Omusati Region will be headed by Erkki Endjala, replacing Sofia Shaningwa who was appointed as Minister of Urban and Rural Development.
Clemens Kashuupulwa remains governor of Oshana Region, while Henock Kankoshi will now lead the Oshikoto Region, replacing Penda Ya Ndakolo who was appointed as Minister of Defence.
Otto Iipinge is now in charge at the Otjonzondjupa Region Council, replacing Samuel Nuuyoma, while Lawrence Sampofu remains in the Zambezi Region.
In the execution of their constitutional and statutory functions, governors are expected to consult with Ministers and Heads of Agencies, and to oversee the exercise of any executive function in those regions.
Governors serve at the pleasure of the President as prescribed under Article 110A (2) of the Namibian Constitution, and as such, they may be reassigned to other regions or removed from office.