Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Presidency

The role of the Presidency is to provide support services to the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the execution of their constitutional obligations and duties.

The Presidency includes all of the roles which are in the direct line of constitutional succession, as well as other positions such as Ministers and Special Advisers and staff members from the public service whose function would be to service the Presidency in the execution of their responsibilities.

The President and Prime Minister, together with their respective Deputies, represent the executive and administrative heartbeat of Government business. The Ministers and Special Advisers assigned to this office will be required to provide strategic leadership, management and administrative support services to the above-mentioned Constitutional positions.

It is key for all of these roles to be institutionalized within the Presidency to ensure strategic leadership and communication to both the State and society.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Contact Directory

President of the Republic of Namibia

H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob

Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 221770

Vice President & Minister of Veterans Affairs & Marginalised Communities

Hon Dr.Nickey Iyambo

Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel:  +264 61 270 7202
Fax: +264 61 240 312

Deputy Minister: Veteran Affairs Hon. Hilma Nicanor 

Tel: +264 61 296 3021
Fax:+264 61 239 606
Email:  psec.deputyminister@mova.gov.na or          
Christa.Thomas@mova.gov.na

Deputy Minister: Disability Affairs Hon.  Alexia Manombe - Ncube 

Tel: +264 61 296 3112
Fax: +264 61 305 935
Email: psec.da@mova.gov.na / Philedelphia.Muheua@mova.gov.na

Deputy Minister: Marginalised Communities Hon. Royal /Ui/o/oo 

Tel: +264 61 296 3110
Fax: +264 61 305 935
Email: psec.sood@mova.gov.na / Defney.Taly@mova.gov.na

Minister of Presidential Affairs

Honourable Mr. Frans Kapofi
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 221770

Secretary To Cabinet

Mr. George Simata
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 226189
Email: gsimata@opm.gov.na


Permanent Secretary

Mr. Samuel /Goagoseb
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 221780
Email: angolo@op.gov.na

Directorate: Office of The Founding President

Founding President

H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 377700
Fax: 61 253098

Mr. John Nauta
Job Title: Senior Special Assistant To the Founding President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 377700
Fax: 61 253098
Email: jnauta@iway.na

Mr. Kashindi Ausiku
Tel: 061-377710
Fax: 061 253098

Mr. Paulus T. Shipale
Job Title: Personal Assistant To The Founding President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 377700
Fax: 61 253098
Email: ndalipo@iway.na

Department Presidents Private Office
Amb. Ndali Che Kamati
Job Title: Executive Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: nkamati@op.gov.na

Amb. Monica Nashandi
Job Title: Deputy Executive Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: mnashandi@op.gov.na

Mr. Kanana Hishoono
Job Title: Political Advisor
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111

Ms. Christine //Hoebes
Job Title: Senior Special Assistant To The President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: choebes@op.gov.na

Mr. Ericsson Kamati
Job Title: Special Assistant To The President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: ekamati@op.gov.na

Mr. Ben Nangombe
Job Title: Directorate Speech Writing and Liason Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: bnangombe@op.gov.na

Department: State House and Administration
Mr. Josephat Aipinge
Job Title: Director State House and General Services
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: jaipinge@op.gov.na

Division: General Services
Ms. Clarina Barker
Job Title: Deputy Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: cbarker@op.gov.na

Division: State House
Ms. Magano Kashani
Job Title: Deputy Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111

Department: Cabinet Secretariat
Ms. Loini Nyanyukweni Katoma
Job Title: Permanent Secretary
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2872480
Fax: 61 2872098
Email: Inkatoma@opm.gov.na

Mr. Mathew //Gowaseb
Job Title: Knowledge Management Expert
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 255156
Email: mgowaseb@opm.gov.na

Department: Cabinet Secretariat
Directorate: Policy Analysis Implementation and Evaluation
Mr. Lawrence Kaimu
Job Title: Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 2872098
Email: lkaimu@opm.gov.na

Directorate: Cabinet Committees and Co-Ordination
Mr. Andre Hashiyana
Job Title: Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 2872098
Email: ahashiyana@opm.gov.na

Division: Record Control and Management
Mr. Willbard Mbambus
Job Title: Deputy Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 2872023
Email: wmbambus@opm.gov.na

President Dr. Hage Geingob (2015 - )

Hage Gottfried Geingob (born 3 August 1941) is the third and the current President of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. Geingob was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 until 28 August 2002, he served as Prime Minister again from 4 December 2012 to 21 March 2015.

Since 2007, he has been Vice-President of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Namibia's ruling party, and he was Minister of Trade and Industry from 2008 to 2012.

As the Presidency in Namibia is restricted to two terms, President Hifikepunye Pohamba was due to step down in 2015, and Geingob, as SWAPO Vice-President, took his place as SWAPO's presidential candidate. In November 2014, Geingob was elected as President of Namibia by an overwhelming margin.

President Sam Nujoma (1990 - 2005)

Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma (Shafiishuna is Nujoma's battle name and means "lightening") was born on 12.05.1929 at Okahao. He visited the Finnish Primary School, Okahao, 1937-48. Thereafter he visited the Night School, St. Barnabas, "Old Location", Windhoek, 1949-1954. Nujoma has obtained numerous Honourary Doctorates.

He worked at the railways 1949-1957, then at the Windhoek Municipality. He entered active politics as a member of the Mandume Movement 1954. Nujoma was a founder member of both, SWANU and OPO, 1959. With Jacob Kuhangua he led the first  Windhoek Branch of OPO, becoming OPO President the same year. He was elected to the SWANU Executive September 1959 when SWANU co-opted members onto the party executive. Having been fired from the South African Railways because of his trade union and political activities in 1957, Nujoma became one of the leading opponents of the South African authorities' decision to relocate all "natives" from Windhoek's "Old Location" to a new location far outside Windhoek, present-day Katutura. The organised resistance led in December 1959 to the "Old Location Uprising" with many people killed by the South African Police. Nujoma was arrested in December 1959 after the uprising.

Nujoma went into exile with the assistance of Hosea Kutako in February/March 1960. He went first to Botswana, where he was assisted by Ovambanderu Chief Munjuku Nguvauva II. From there he went into Tanzania via Botswana and Northern Rhodesia (present-day Zambia) under the false name of David Shipanga. In Ndola (Northern Rhodesia) he met with Zambian UNIP leaders. From Ndola he went into Katanga to meet with Moise Tshombe and reached eventually Mbeya in Tanzania via Salisbury (present-day Harare). From Mbeya he sent a telegram to the United Nations requesting a hearing at the Fourth Committee of the UN. Tanzanian (British) post office authorities alerted the colonial police in Tanganyika and a manhunt was started while Nujoma was treated for Malaria in the Mbeya hospital with the aid of TANU's Ali Chandara. With the assistance of Julius Nyerere (then Member of the Legislative Council of Tanganyika), he received a passport. In April 1960 he travelled to Khartoum, meeting Fanuel Kozonguizi and Michael Scott. From there Nujoma travelled to Liberia which was in the process of taking the Namibia Case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Via Ghana and with the help of Kwame Nkruhma, he made to the USA with Kozonguizi and appeared before the UN Committee for SWA in June 1960.

In New York from April to November 1960, he met up with Mburumba Kerina and on 19.04.1960 the OPO was renamed and reconstituted as SWA People's Organisation (SWAPO) with himself as President. He returned to Tanzania and set up the SWAPO provisional headquarters at Dar-Es-Salaam 1961, where in 1963 his position as President of SWAPO was ratified. From Dar-Es-Salaam he spent much time travelling around the world in order to gain recognition for the liberation and independence of Namibia. Nujoma gained a major success in 1964 when SWAPO was recognised as a receiver of OAU aid - said to have been the result of his friendship with Tanzanian Foreign Minister and Chairman of the OAU Liberation Committee, Oscar Kambona.

After the 1966 ICJ judgement, Nujoma flew by charter back to Windhoek on 20.03.1966 with Lukas Pohamba to test the legalities but they were arrested by the South African authorities at arrival and deported the following day. Officially SWAPO committed to the armed struggle in 1966 after the International Court of Justice went against the UN and the first SWAPO cadres were trained in Egypt. "We started the armed struggle with only two sub-machine guns and two pistols. I got them from Algeria, plus some rounds of ammunition. I had to travel with the guns from Algeria to Cairo and then in transit through to Tanzania. The late Peter Nanyemba was our representative in Tanzania at the time, and I asked him to arrange a press conference at the airport when I arrived there. So I arrived in Tanzania with four bags of guns. So I find an immigration officer there ... Four times he looked me up and down. And then he asked me, what do you have in those bags? And I told him 'I have used clothing for refugees'. And then he looked at me again, and he laughed and let me pass. I was almost dead with relief". With Nanyemba they brought the arms through Zambia at night in UNIP Landrovers. From there they were taken by SWAPO soldiers across the Zambezi River to Katima Mulilo to Omugulu-gOmbashe where SWAPO's armed struggle started on 26.08.1966.

In 1969 Nujoma was reconfirmed as SWAPO President at the Tanga Consultative Congress and has retained the position ever since. He gained official recognition for SWAPO at the United Nations and official member status of the Non-Alignment Movement in 1979. Nujoma led negotiations with the UN, the Western Five, South Africa and the Frontline States in successive rounds of international negotiations for an acceptable settlement to the Namibia dispute since the middle of the 1970s and has attended numerous sessions of the UN, the OAU and other international forums. He has met with various private party-political delegations from Namibia on different occasions over the years and has repeatedly reassured Namibian "whites" that the party's policy is based on the policy of "national reconciliation". Nujoma was awarded with the Lenin Peace Price in 1968 and the November Medal Price 1978.

Nujoma returned to Namibia on 14.09.1989 with the implementation of the UN SC Resolution 435. He is the President of the Republic of Namibia since 21 March 1990. He served for three terms of five years each.

During the SWAPO Central Committee Meeting from 02.04.2004 to 03.04.2004 in Windhoek, Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba (proposed by Sam Nujoma), Nahas Angula (proposed by Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, seconded by Libertine Amathila) and Hidipo Hamutenya (proposed by Mosé Penaani Tjitendero, seconded by Hartmut Ruppel) were elected as the three SWAPO presidential candidates for the Presidential Election 2004 in order to succeed the President of the Republic of Namibia, Sam Nujoma.The sole SWAPO presidential candidate will be elected during an Extraordinary SWAPO Congress at the end of May 2004.

Sam Nujoma's willingness not to stand for a fourth term as President of the Republic of Namibia was endorsed by both, the SWAPO Politburo and the SWAPO Central Committee.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

President Hifikepunye Pohamba (2005 - 2015)


Life and career
As a child, he was educated at an Anglican mission. At the age of 25, Pohamba was a founding member of SWAPO in 1960. He was arrested for his political activity but moved to Southern Rhodesia, whence he was deported soon afterwards. He then spent four months in prison in South West Africa before spending two years in Ovamboland under house arrest. In 1964, he went to Lusaka to set up SWAPO's Zambian office, and on his return, met the man who was later to become President, Sam Nujoma.Until the achievement of Namibian independence, Pohamba represented SWAPO across Africa, although he studied politics in the Soviet Union for a time in the early 1980s. He headed SWAPO's 1989 election campaign and was a SWAPO member of the Constituent Assembly, which was in place from November 1989 to March 1990, before becoming a member of the National Assembly at independence in March 1990. He was Minister of Home Affairs from March 1990 to 1995, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources from 1995 to 1997, and Minister without Portfolio from 1997 to March 2000. He was elected as Secretary-General of SWAPO in 1997 and as its Vice-President in 2002. On January 26, 2001, he was appointed Minister of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, in which position he remained until becoming President in 2005.

Under Pohamba as Minister of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Namibia initiated a policy of partial land expropriation from landed white farmers to landless black ones. This policy replaced the previous one of "willing buyer-willing seller".

Presidency
Pohamba was selected as SWAPO's candidate for the 2004 presidential election at an extraordinary party congress held in May 2004. He received 213 votes out of 526 in the first round of voting; in the second round, held on May 30, he won with 341 votes against 167 for Hidipo Hamutenya, having received the support of nearly all of those who had backed third place candidate Nahas Angula in the first round. In the presidential election, held on November 15/16 2004, Pohamba won with 76.44% of the vote, in what has been described as a "landslide", but also denounced as flawed by the opposition. He was backed by Nujoma, who was then serving his third five-year term; Pohamba has been described as Nujoma's hand-picked successor. Pohamba took office as president on March 21, 2005 and has since distinguished himself by careful but decisive moves against corruption.

Although there was speculation that Nujoma would seek re-election as SWAPO President in 2007 and then run for President of Namibia again in 2009, he denied these rumours in early October 2007, saying that he intended to step down as party leader in favour of Pohamba. On November 29, 2007, Pohamba was elected as SWAPO President at a party congress; he was the only candidate to be nominated and no voting was deemed necessary. Nujoma said that he was "passing the torch and mantle of leadership to comrade Pohamba". The congress also chose Pohamba as the party's only candidate for the 2009 presidential election. Pohamba won the 2009 presidential election, receiving 611,241 totals votes (76.42%). The closest candidate was Hidipo Hamutenya, who received 88,640 (11.08%).

Pohamba is a recipient of the Ongulumbashe Medal for Bravery and Long Service.

President Pohamba left the Presidency on 21 March 2015 making way for H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Contact Details


President of the Republic of Namibia

H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 221770

Minister of Presidential Affairs

Honourable Mr. Frans Kapofi
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 221770

Secretary To Cabinet

Mr. Frans Kapofi
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 226189
Email: fkapofi@opm.gov.na


Permanent Secretary

Mr. Samuel /Goagoseb
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 221780
Email: angolo@op.gov.na

Directorate: Office of The Founding President

Founding President

H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 377700
Fax: 61 253098

Mr. John Nauta
Job Title: Senior Special Assistant To the Founding President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 377700
Fax: 61 253098
Email: jnauta@iway.na

Mr. Kashindi Ausiku
Tel: 061-377710
Fax: 061 253098

Mr. Paulus T. Shipale
Job Title: Personal Assistant To The Founding President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 377700
Fax: 61 253098
Email: ndalipo@iway.na

Department Presidents Private Office
Amb. Ndali Che Kamati
Job Title: Executive Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: nkamati@op.gov.na

Amb. Monica Nashandi
Job Title: Deputy Executive Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: mnashandi@op.gov.na

Mr. Kanana Hishoono
Job Title: Political Advisor
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111

Ms. Christine //Hoebes
Job Title: Senior Special Assistant To The President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: choebes@op.gov.na

Mr. Ericsson Kamati
Job Title: Special Assistant To The President
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: ekamati@op.gov.na

Mr. Ben Nangombe
Job Title: Directorate Speech Writing and Liason Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: bnangombe@op.gov.na

Department: State House and Administration
Mr. Josephat Aipinge
Job Title: Director State House and General Services
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: jaipinge@op.gov.na

Division: General Services
Ms. Clarina Barker
Job Title: Deputy Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Email: cbarker@op.gov.na

Division: State House
Ms. Magano Kashani
Job Title: Deputy Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111

Department: Cabinet Secretariat
Ms. Loini Nyanyukweni Katoma
Job Title: Permanent Secretary
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2872480
Fax: 61 2872098
Email: Inkatoma@opm.gov.na

Mr. Mathew //Gowaseb
Job Title: Knowledge Management Expert
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 255156
Email: mgowaseb@opm.gov.na

Department: Cabinet Secretariat
Directorate: Policy Analysis Implementation and Evaluation
Mr. Lawrence Kaimu
Job Title: Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 2872098
Email: lkaimu@opm.gov.na

Directorate: Cabinet Committees and Co-Ordination
Mr. Andre Hashiyana
Job Title: Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 2872098
Email: ahashiyana@opm.gov.na

Division: Record Control and Management
Mr. Willbard Mbambus
Job Title: Deputy Director
Postal: P/Bag 13339, Windhoek
Tel: 61 2707111
Fax: 61 2872023
Email: wmbambus@opm.gov.na