|Gurirab, Tsudao - CoD|
|Tsudao Gurirab was one of three high-profile Swapo members to join CoD at its inception in March 1999 (the others being Ben Ulenga and Ignatius Shixwameni).
Gurirab, an economist by training, had been the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1990 to 1995, before leaving to go into private business.
He was CoD’s first Secretary General, but left the post to concentrate on parliamentary work in early 2001. At the party’s 2007 Extraordinary Congress he was elected as the CoD National Chairperson.
According to the NA Register of Members’ Interests (2003), Gurirab has 17,118 preference shares and 25,033 ordinary shares in First National Bank Holdings. He is a director of Tulajo Financial Holdings - a financial services company.
In 2005 Gurirab was selected as the sole opposition MP to represent Namibia in the Pan African Parliament.
As number three on CoD’s party list for the 2004 National Assembly elections, Gurirab was re-elected to parliament until 2010.
|Born on January 2 1960 at Usakos in the Erongo region. Lives in Windhoek.|
|MA, Public Policy and Administration, Unam/Institute of Social Sciences, The Hague, Netherlands (2002). MA, Development Studies, University of Manchester, UK (1986). BA (Hons), Economics, University of Sussex, UK (1984). Diploma in Management and Development Studies, UN Institute for Namibia, Lusaka, Zambia (1982).|
|Member of the National Assembly since 2000. Executive Director, Premier Economists (1995-98). Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry (1990-1995). Editorial staff member of Swapo’s newspaper Namibia Today and staff member of Swapo Election Directorate (1989). Researcher, Swapo Department of Economic Affairs, Luanda, Angola (1987-89).|
|Economics, development, good governance and democracy.|
|PO Box 3144, Windhoek; tel: (061) 2882525|