Ekandjo and Iivula-Ithana redeployed in Parliament

28 Feb 2018 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 28 FEB (NAMPA) – Former sport minister Jerry Ekandjo and his former home affairs counterpart Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana have each been designated to serve in different parliamentary committees and international organs.
Making the announcement in the National Assembly here on Tuesday, Speaker of the House, Peter Katjavivi said Ekandjo would serve on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Iivula-Ithana’s latest assignment includes serving on the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs as well as the IPU.
Efforts to get comment from Ekandjo and Iivula-Ithana on their new assignments were fruitless as their mobile phones went unanswered on Tuesday.
The two were recently sacked from their ministerial positions by President Hage Geingob.
Additionally, Eunice Ipinge – who recently replaced former parliamentarian Petrina Haingura – will serve on four committees.
These are the committees on Human Resources and Community Development, Economics and Public Administration, Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs and the Southern Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF).
Parliamentarian Elifas Dingara – who replaced new Vice President Nangolo Mbumba – will now serve on the committees on Human Resources and Community Development, Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Economics and Public Administration and on Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).
Levi Katoma and Emilia Nuyoma-Amupewa will also serve on the IPU.
IPU is a global organisation of national parliaments that works “to safeguard peace and drive positive democratic change through political dialogue and concrete action”.