Geingob appoints new ministers

Staff Writer

President Hage Geingob has moved Home Affairs Minister, Frans Kapofi, to the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs as Minister replacing Peter Vilho who resigned from the position amid allegations of illicit proceeds in an undeclared Hong Kong bank account.

Vilho served as minister for a year and a month, after he was appointed by Geingob in March 2020. Kapofi will be replaced by Albert Kawana as the new Home Affairs Minister.

Urban and Rural Development Deputy Minister, Derek Klazen, has been promoted to head the Fisheries Ministry.

Former Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Maureen Hinda-Mbuende, bounces back as the newl Deputy Minister of Finance.

Swapo Members of Parliament, Veno Kauaria, Natalia /Goagoses, Heather Sibungo have been appointed as Higher Education, Technology and Innovation; Urban and Rural Development and Environment, Forestry and Tourism respectively.

The changes according to the Presidency, “have been necessitated by recent developments in the country and the need to scale up implementation of the Harambee Prosperity Plan II, the National Development Plans, including improved service delivery to the Namibian people.”

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