Hon. Isak Katali, Minister of Mines & Energy

May 28, 2013, 5:09 am

Henry Isak Amalovu Katali (born 5 January 1958 in Eunda, Omusati Region) is a Namibian politician. A member of SWAPO, Katali worked as an educator, both as a teacher and in administration around Ondangwa from 1987-2000. From 1990 to 1995, Katali worked as the regional secretary for the Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU). In 2000, he was selected by President Sam Nujoma as one of six non-voting member to the National Assembly of Namibia. He was chosen by Nujoma as the Deputy Minister of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation. He was elected on the SWAPO party list in 2004 and subsequently re-appointed to the cabinet of Hifikepunye Pohamba.
From 1988 to 1990, Katali worked on and completed a bachelor's degree with honours from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. From 2001, Katali completed work for a master's degree from the University of the Western Cape outside of Cape Town in South Africa.