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President Mbumba reshuffles cabinet

President Mbumba reshuffles cabinet

Staff Reporter

PRESIDENT Nangolo Mbumba has undertaken a cabinet reshuffle, appointing a new Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, and Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

The President appointed John Mutorwa as Deputy Prime Minister. Mutorwa will continue to hold the portfolio of Minister of Works and Transport.

Dr. Peya Mushelenga, the former Minister of Information, has been reassigned as the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.


In a historic move, Emma Theofelus, the former deputy to Mushelenga, has been named as the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, making her the youngest minister the country has appointed. Modestus Amutse has taken over Theofelus’ former role as Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

“Following the passing of the third President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, and the appointment of H.E. Dr. Nangolo Mbumba as the Fourth President, including the appointment of a new Vice President, H.E. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah by the President, a vacancy has occurred in the Cabinet. In order to ensure the effective delivery of services to the Namibian people, President Nangolo Mbumba has effected today, 9 February 2024, adjustments to the Cabinet and Executive in the Namibian Government,” the Namibian Presidency explained.

The president confirmed that this was done in terms of Article 32 (3) (i) (dd) of the Namibian Constitution, and all appointments are effective from today, 9 February.

“His Excellency, President Nangolo Mbumba takes this opportunity to express confidence and trust in the ability, commitment and fairness with which all the appointees will discharge their duties and responsibilities for the benefit of the Namibian people,” the presidency added.

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