President Geingob reshuffles deputy ministers

President Geingob reshuffles deputy ministers
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The Office of the President on Monday evening announced the appointment of new deputy ministers and the redeployment of others.
Following the promotion of three long serving deputy ministers last week, to full ministerial portfolios and departure of three Deputy Ministers (Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry; Works and Transport and Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation), six vacancies were created on the establishment.
Five of the 25 ministries were served by two deputy ministers each. There is no longer any Ministry served by two deputy ministers. Three deputy ministers responsible for special recognition categories (marginalized, disability and veteran affairs) have been clustered under the Presidency, to leverage resources.
Following recent re-assignments to Cabinet portfolios, President Geingob announces the following changes and appointments to the Deputy Minister portfolios, with immediate effect:
Office of the Prime Minister: Chief Samuel Ankama
Ministry of International Relations and Co-operation: Christina //Hoebes
National Planning Commission and Ministry in the Presidency for Economic Planning: Pieter van der Walt
Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration: Maureen Hinda
Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development: Lucia Ipumbu
Ministry of Public Enterprises: Veikko Nekundi
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology: Engel Nawatiseb
Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation: Tommy Nambahu
Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources: Sylvia Makgone
Ministry of Environment and Tourism: Bernadette Jagger