WINDHOEK: The Deputy Minister of Education David Namwandi is now the head of that ministry, replacing the late Dr Abraham Iyambo who passed away early this month.
Making the announcement today, President Hifikepunye Pohamba said he had sleepless nights thinking of a replacement for Iyambo, because the education sector is too important to be left without a political head for an extended period.
Namwandi worked closely with the late Iyambo in the education sector.
At the same time, Pohamba appointed Swapo-Party Member of Parliament Silvia Gonaone Makgone as Deputy Minister of Education.
Before she became an MP, Makgone was the Deputy Director of Administration at the Omaheke Regional Council.
She also was a teacher and former principal in several schools in the Omaheke Region.