|Ngatjizeko, Immanuel - Swapo|
|Immanuel Ngatjizeko joined the Cabinet in May 2003 when he replaced Saara Kuukongelwa-Amadhila as Director General of the NPC. In March 2005 President Hifikepunye Pohamba appointed him as Minister of Trade and Industry.
Ngatjizeko has been entrusted with several key finance posts. He was Swapo’s Secretary for Finance from 1997 to 2002 and was Managing Director of the party’s investment company, Zebra Holdings, from 1994 to 1997. Previously he had been in charge of finance at the CCN for 14 years.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy in March 2000, he was a Windhoek City Councillor and served as the capital’s mayor for 1999-2000.
He was an important figure in Swapo’s internal movement before independence, when he was a member of the National Executive Committee and Acting Administrative Secretary from 1977. He was number 13 on Swapo’s party list for the 2004 NA election.
In the NA’s Register of Members’ Interests (2003) he is listed as a director of Zebra Holdings. He was the Acting Chairperson of the National Housing Enterprise from 1998 to 2000. Ngatjizeko has been a member of the Swapo CC since 1991.
|Born on May 30 1952 at Otjohorongo, near Omaruru, in the Erongo region.|
|Diploma in Commerce and Administration, University of Fort Hare, East Cape (1974-76). Standard 10, Augustineum College, Windhoek (1968-72).|
|Minister of Trade and Industry since 2005. Director General of NPC (2003-2005). Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy (1997-2003). Member of Parliament since 2000. Mayor of Windhoek (1999-2000). Windhoek City Councillor (1993-2000). Managing Director of Zebra Holdings (1994-1997). Head of Finance, Council of Churches in Namibia (1980-1994). Swapo organiser (1978-1980). Bookkeeper for ELCRN (1977).|
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