Vice President


Legislative Profile Member of the SWAPO Political Bureau 1998 – Present; Member of the SWAPO Central Committee 1995 – Present; Secretary General 2013 – Present; Minister of Safety and Security 2010 – 2012; Minister of Education 2005 – 2010; Minister of Information and Broadcasting 2008 – 2005; Minister of Finance 1996 – 2003; Minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development 1993 – 1996.
Personal Born 15 August 1941, Olukonda, Oshikoto Region
Education Master of Science (Biology) University of Connecticut, USA (1973); Bachelor of Science Southern Connecticut State College, USA (1971); Teacher Certificate (for Secondary Schools) (1971); Certificate in Distance Education University of London School of Education (1980); Further Secondary Education, Nkumbi International College, Zambia (1966); Secondary School Education Oshigambo Secondary School, Namibia (1965)
Career Teacher of Science and Mathematics Harlem Preparatory School – New York City, USA 1975 – 1978; Head of Science Department Namibia Education Centre, Kwanza Sul, Angola 1979 – 1980; School Principal Namibia Education Centre, Deputy Director and Deputy Commander of the Namibia Health and Education Centre, Kwanza Sul, Angola 1980 – 1985; SWAPO Deputy Secretary for Education and Culture 1985 – 1987; Personal Secretary of the SWAPO President, Luanda Angola 1987 – 1988; Assistant Director and Head of Department of Education and Teacher Training, United Nations Institute for Namibia, Lusaka – Zambia 1988 – 1998; Adviser on Administrative Matters to the SWAPO Director of Elections 1989; Secretary to Cabinet 1990 – 1993; Chief Executive Officer of Joint Administrative Authority for Walvis Bay and Off-Shore Islands 1992 – 1993
Interests Research on Namibian History; Co-author of “Namibia in History”; Co-author of “Understanding History” book series for Namibia Junior Secondary Schools; Co-editor of “Through the Flames”; Poems from the Namibian Liberation struggle