|Amweelo, Moses - Swapo|
|Moses Amweelo was one of a handful of ministers from the Nujoma era to be dropped when President Hifikepunye Pohamba came to power in March 2005. He had been the surprise appointment in President Nujoma’s Cabinet for his final term in office. Having been a government labour inspector for eight years he suddenly found himself heading a Ministry above Deputy Minister John Shaetonhodi and Permanent Secretary Tuli Hiveluah, who had both previously been among his bosses at the Ministry of Labour.
Amweelo struggled to adapt to his new public role, especially when it came to speech-making, and within two years was facing allegations of political naivety and corruption. He was accused of using his ministerial influence to get the Roads Contractor Company to grade the road to his traditional home for an absurdly low price. Amweelo paid only N$3,000 for work that cost over N$70,000. The Minister claimed that the RCC had not quoted him properly for the work done. In the end he agreed to pay half the total cost.
Amweelo is qualified as a marine engineer and health and safety expert. In 2002 he gained his doctorate from the Transport Academy in St Petersburg, Russia.
Nujoma appointed him as a non-voting member of parliament in 2000 and chose him as one of his six nominations for the party’s Central Committee in 2002. After the 2004 Swapo Electoral Convention Amweelo was positioned at number 41 on the party list and entered the 2005-2010 National Assembly under his own steam. Since March 2005 he has been a backbench MP.
|Born on May 25 1952 at Okatana in the Oshana region. Lives in Windhoek.|
|PhD (on accident prevention), Transport Academy, St Petersburg, Russia (2002). MSc in Maritime Safety Administration (Maritime Engineering), World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden (1991). Trained in Port Management and Ship Operations, Madras Port Trust|
|Member of the National Assembly since 2000. Minister of Works, Transport and Communication (2000-2005). Chief Inspector of Occupational Safety in the Ministry of Labour (1992-2000). Transport Coordinator, Swapo Office, Oshakati (1989-90). Swapo Transport Coordinator in Angola (1986-87). Second engineer on the ship, M/S Salem A&M, registered in Alexandria, Egypt (1982-85). School principal at Iiviyongo Junior Primary School, northern Namibia (1975). School teacher (1974).|
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