Sophia Shaningwa

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Sophia Shaningwa is a Namibian politician. She served as Minister for Urban and Rural Development since 21 March 2015 to 2018 in President Hage Geingob's administration. She is currently the Secretary General of SWAPO Party.[1]

Shaningwa was appointed Governor of Khomas Region in 2004.[2] She later served as Governor of Omusati Region.[3] In 2014, she was elected to the National Assembly.[4] She had previously worked at the National Housing Enterprise and served as Windhoek West councillor.[4]

Shaningwa was conferred the Most Distinguished Order of Namibia: First Class on Heroes' Day 2014.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Geingob announces Cabinet". The Namibian. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. "Shaningwa is new Khomas Governor". The Namibian. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. "New governors expected by March". New Era. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Parliament of hope?". The Namibian. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. "Namibians honoured by President". New Era. 28 August 2014.