Minister: Presidency


Legislative Profile Member of Parliament since 2000; Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy 2000 – 2003; Minister of Trade and Industry 2005 – 2008; Minister of Labour and Social Welfare 2008 – 2012; Minister of Safety and Security since December 2012
Personal Born on 30 May 1952 at Otjohorongo (near Omaruru), Erongo Region
Education Completed Standard 10 at Augustineum College in Windhoek; Diploma in Commerce and Administration from University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape 1974 – 1976
Career Head of Finance Department at the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) 1980 – 1994; Served as SWAPO Party Organiser 1978 – 1980; Member of the Internal National Executive Committee before Independence where he served as Acting Administrative Secretary 1978 – 1990; SWAPO Party Secretariat he served as Secretary for Finance since 1997; Member of SWAPO Party Political Bureau since 2007; Member of SWAPO Party Central Committee since 1991; Managing Director of the Zebra Holdings 1994 – 1997; Director General of the National Planning Commission 2003 – 2005
Interests Politics and Economic Issues