Namibia gets a new VP

17th March 2015 In Namibia, the country’s President-elect Hage Geingob has announced that the country’s new Vice president is now Nickey Iyambo.  Nickey was before now, the minister of Veterans Affairs. In related development, Finance Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila will become Namibia’s first-ever female prime minister, and the current Foreign Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah will be her deputy.

According to Geingob, who on March twenty first will be sworn in as the country’s third president, Iyambo was an easy choice for a VP because he is able to be a good advisor. He described the new Vice president as tried and tested. He also said of the new Prime Minister Kuugongelwa-Amadhila that her sound financial background will stand her in good stead as the country’s top minister. He said “She is well groomed in management and particularly financial management, an area in which she possesses vast experience. Let me state that I do not want the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to be a stand-alone office. The Deputy-Prime Minister will have a substantive portfolio which I will reveal at a later stage. For this post I have chosen an individual with vast experience. That person is the Honourable Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.”

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