Swanu MP, Hon. Usutuaije Maamberua who retired from the National Assembly.
|Story by George Sanzila
South West Africa National Union (SWANU) Member of Parliament, Hon. Usutuaije Maamberua has bade farewell to Parliament. The SWANU politician has retired from the National Assembly after having served the legislature for close to a decade.
Speaking during his farewell message in the National Assembly, Hon. Maamberua urged his fellow MPs to continue to advocate for a solution to pertinent issues such as genocide, land and health care.
“It was privilege and honour to serve the Namibian nation through my participation in parliamentary work. This work has the potential to make this country fairer, tolerant, democratic and more prosperous”, said Maamberua.
Although he has retired, Hon. Maamberua noted that he will continue to involve himself in matters of national interest. Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi who spoke glowingly of Maamberua thanked him for his immense contribution.
Hon. Maamberua who held the position of President of SWANU until 2007, served in the National Assembly since 2010 after the general elections of 2009. He also held various senior positions in Government prior to joining the National Assembly, notably permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance from 1997 to 2003 and Head of accounting department at the University of Namibia in 2007.