Deputy Minister: Foreign Affairs


Legislative Profile Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000 – 2001); Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997 – 2002); Member of National Assembly (2000 – 2002)
Personal Born 18 February 1948 at Onamutai, Oshana Region
Education Diploma International Law and Diplomacy. Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi (1986 – 1988). St. Mary’s High School, Odibo (1967 – 1970). Onekwaya Primary School (1965 – 1966). Onamutai Lower Primary School (1959 – 1963).
Career Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Liberia (21.04.97 – 30.09.97). Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (01.08.1996 – 11.12.1997). Ambassador to the United States (1991 – 1996). High Commissioner to Canada (concurrent accreditation) 1992 – 1996. Under Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991). Acting Under Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990). Accompanied H. E. President Nujoma to the SADC conference in Lusaka, where Namibia was admitted as the tenth member, and to the OAU Summit in Addis Ababa where Namibia was also admitted. Accompanied the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Namibia to the United Nations for Namibia’s admission. Formed part of the first delegation of independent Namibia to the UN General Assembly Session. Special Assistant to SWAPO Regional Election Director, Oshakati (1989). SWAPO Chief Election and Counting Agent, Oshakati, during the Namibian Independence Elections, November 1989. Head of Foreign Observer Mission in Namibia, in the Shadow Ministry of Foreign Affairs. First SWAPO Ambassador to India (1986 – 1990). SWAPO OFFICE IN India was headed by a Chief Representative. In 1985 the Government of India accorded SWAPO full diplomatic status. India was the first country to grant SWAPO such a status. First SWAPO Chief Representative to France (1981 – 1986). SWAPO Chief Representative to West Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal (1976 – 1981). Head of Passport Section, Office of SWAPO Administrative Secretary, Lusaka, Zambia (1975). Chief Secretary and Treasurer, St. Mary’s Hospital, Odibo (1973 – 1974). Teller, Bantu Investment Corporation Bank (BBK), Oshakati (1972 – 1973). Time Clerk, Metal Box Company, Walvis Bay (1971 – 1972). 1973, arrested with other SWAPO leading activists and held for four months without charge. 1974, fled the country for exile in Zambia.
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