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The Cabinet



The President
His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba

Inaugural Adress 2005
Inaugural Adress 2010

 

The Prime Minister
Right Hon.
Dr. Hage Geingob
 
Deputy Prime Minister
Hon. Marco Hausiku
   


Veterans Affairs
Hon. Nickey Iyambo

 
Regional and Local Government,
Housing and Rural Development

Hon. Maj-Gen(rtd) Charles Namoloh
 
Foreign Affairs
Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
 
Land and Resettlement 
Hon. Alpheus G.!Naruseb
 
 
Agriculture, Water and Forestry
Hon. John Mutorwa

 
Justice
Hon. Utoni Nujoma

 
Information and Communication Technology
Hon. Joel Kaapanda
 
Environment and Tourism
Hon. Uahekua Herunga
 

 
Education
Dr. David Namwandi

 
Safety and Security
Hon. Immanuel Ngatjizeko 
 
Defence
Hon. Nahas Angula

Finance
Hon. Saara
Kuugongelwa - Amadhila
 
 
Youth, National Service,
Sport and Culture

Hon. Jerry Ekandjo 
 
Mines and Energy
Hon. Isak Katali
 
Works and Transport
Hon. Erkki Nghimtina
 
Trade and Industry 
Hon. Calle Schlettwein
 
 
Fisheries and Marine
Resources

Hon. Bernard Esau

Presidential Affairs and Attorney General 
Hon. Dr. Albert Kawana
 
Gender Equality
and Child Welfare

Hon. Rosalia Nghidinwa
 
Labour and Social Welfare
Hon. Doreen Sioka
 

Health and Social Service
Hon. Dr. Richard Kamwi
 
Home Affairs and Immigration
Hon. Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana
   

 

Parliament Building



National Assembly

National Council

Government type
Republic

Capital
Windhoek

Regions
Following it’s independence, the country was divided into 13 regions as determined by the Delimitation Commission and proclaimed in March 1992. These are Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto in the north, Kunene in the north west, Kavango and Caprivi in the north east, Erongo, Otjozondojupa, Omaheke, Khomas and Hardap in the central part of the country and Karas in the south.

Independence
21 March 1990

Constitution
Ratified 9 February 1990, effective 12 March 1990

Legal system
Based on Roman-Dutch law and 1990 constitution

Executive Branch
Head of State and Government: President Hifikepunye POHAMBA (since 21 March 2005); Prime Minister Nahas ANGULA (since 21 March 2005) Cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the President from among the members of the National Assembly; President elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 15 November 2004 (next to be held November 2009)

Legislative Branch
Bicameral legislature consists of the National Assembly (72 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) and the National Council (26 seats; two members are chosen from each regional council to serve six year terms) . The National Assembly is headed by the Speaker . The National Council is headed by a Chairman.

Judicial branch
Supreme Court judges are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission. The Judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice.

Political parties and leaders
Congress of Democrats or COD [Mr. Ben ULENGA, President]; Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia or DTA [Mr. Katuutire KAURA, President]; Monitor Action Group or MAG [Mr. Kosie PRETORIUS]; South West Africa People's Organization or SWAPO-Party [Mr. Sam S. NUJOMA]; United Democratic Front or UDF [Chief Justus GAROEB, President].

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