Andjaba appointed acting education minister

WINDHOEK, July 10 — A day after the resignation of Namibia’s former Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-HImarwa, president Hage Geingob has appointed Martin Andjaba, who up until Wednesday, had served as Minister in the presidency, as her successor.

The Namibian presidency Wednesday said with seven months left before the end of term of the current Government due to upcoming elections, Geingob had decided against appointing a new minister in the education, arts and culture portfolio.

“Following the resignation of the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, the Head of State of the Republic of Namibia, Hage Geingob, acting in terms of section 4 of the Assignment of Powers Act, 1990 (Act No. 4 of 1990) has appointed Martin Andjaba, Minister in the Presidency as Acting Minister of Education, Arts and Culture,” the presidency said.

Andjaba will assume all statutory functions of the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture as Acting Minister, while current deputy minister Anna Nghipondoka will deputize him in the said portfolio in terms of Article 37 of the Namibian Constitution.

Former education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa on Tuesday tendered her resignation to president Geingob after being found guilty by Namibia’s High Court on charges of corruption on Monday. – XINHUA