Windhoek – Namibia President Hage Geingob has on Wednesday appointed Martin Andjamba, the minister of presidential affairs as an acting minister in the portfolio of education, arts and culture.
Andjamba was appointed to the Cabinet portfolio after follow the resignation of the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa on Tuesday, after she was convicted of corruption this week.
Andjamba’s appointment is in terms of section 4 of the Assignment of Powers Act, 1990, says Presidential press secretary Dr Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari.
“With seven months left before the end of the term of the current Government, coupled with the rights of Hon. Hanse-Himarwa under Article 47(2)(a) of the Namibian Constitution, President Geingob has decided not to appoint a new Minister in the education, arts and culture portfolio,” said Hengari.
Hengari emphasized that Andjaba will assume all statutory functions of the minister of education, arts and culture in terms of Article 37 of the Namibian Constitution and will be deputized by Anna Nghipondoka.
The former Namibian Ambassador to the United States was served as presidential affairs since April 2018.