Shangula sworn in as MP
20 Dec 2018 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 20 DEC (NAMPA) - Dr Kalumbi Shangula was on Thursday sworn in as a Member of Parliament.
Shangula who replaces Dr Bernard Haufiku as Minister of Health and Social Services, was sworn in by Supreme Court Judge Dave Smuts. He took his oath of office at State House thereafter.
President Hage Geingob recalled Haufiku on Wednesday, which also means he is no longer a member of the National Assembly.
He will now serve as the Special Adviser for Health and Social Services in the Presidency at the Office of the Vice President.
A statement issued by State House on Wednesday said Haufikus reassignment was in accordance with the powers vested in Geingob by Article 32 (6) of the Namibian Constitution.
Shangula served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environment and Tourism. He was the Assistant Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Namibias Hage Geingob Campus before being appointed Minister of Health.