Tjekero Tweya, Deputy Minister: Ministry of Trade and Industry

May 29, 2013, 4:21 am

Tjekero Tweya (born 18 June 1960 in Shamundambo, Okavango Region) is a Namibian politician and trade unionist. A member of SWAPO, Tweya has been the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in the cabinet since appointment in 2010. Prior to entering the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Tweya was the Deputy Minister of Finance from 2005-2010. In 1993, he became President of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), which is the national trade union center of Namibia.[2]
In 1985, Tweya helped to found and was chairperson of the Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO).
Tweya has received certificates from both University of Cambridge (1992) and Harvard University (1993). In 2003, he earned a bachelor's in education from the University of Namibia.