Saara Kuugongelwa

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Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

MP
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5th Prime Minister of Namibia
Assumed office
21 March 2015
PresidentHage Geingob
Preceded byHage Geingob
Minister of Finance
In office
2003 – 21 March 2015
PresidentSam Nujoma
Hifikepunye Pohamba
Hage Geingob
Preceded byNangolo Mbumba
Succeeded byCalle Schlettwein
Director General of the National Planning Commission of Namibia
In office
1995–2003
PresidentSam Nujoma
Succeeded byImmanuel Ngatjizeko
Personal details
Born (1967-10-12) 12 October 1967 (age 51)
Otamanzi, South West Africa (now Namibia)
Political partySWAPO
Alma materLincoln University,
Pennsylvania

Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila (born 12 October 1967) is a Namibian politician. She is the fifth and current Prime Minister of Namibia in office since 21 March 2015. She is a member of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO). She has been a member of the National Assembly of Namibia since 1995 and was Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2015.[1][2] She is the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Namibia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Graham Hopwood:Who's Who, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Saara - Swapo Namibian Institute for Democracy Archived June 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Profile: Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila". New Era. 12 March 2015.