Outcomes of Cabinet Meeting: 4 Nov 2015

Cabinet approved the agreement between the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) and the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) of the Republic of Cuba for the provision of health and medical specialists to MOHSS. The MOHSS has commenced with the agreement which will last for two years in Havana, Cuba.

Cabinet took note of the content of the discussions that took place between the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, USA on 11th September 2015. Cabinet authorized the Ministry to conclude the MoU to facilitate the flow of financial resources to support the HIV/AIDS pandemic control in Namibia.

Cabinet approved Namibia’s accession to the African Telecommunications Union and ratified the Union’s Constitution and Convention.

Comissioner General (RTD) Evaaristus Shikongo was appointed as programme coordinator of compiling names of freedom fighters who died in exile.

Cabinet approved the nomination of H.E. Ambassador Simon Maruta as Governor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It also appointed Mr. Axel Tibinyane as the Alternative Governor. Currently, he is the Director of Atomic Energy and designated Radiation Protection Authority.

Cabinet also directed that the Ministries of Health and Social Services; Mines and Energy; International Relations and Cooperation be part of the delegation that attends the Board of Governors meetings in order to provide technical support with the IAEA.

Cabinet approved the appointment of board members of Luderitz Waterfront Development Company (PTY) Ltd. Ms. Aunie Gideon and Mr. Max Kooper were both appointed as members for a period of three years.

Cabinet also approved the appointment of members to the TransNmib Holdings company Board. This included: Mr. Paul Smit as Chairperson, Ms. Elize Angula as Vice Chairperson and Ms. Jantjie Duan, Mr. Michael Ochurub, Mr. Wiseman Molatzi and Ms. Dantagos Naomi Jimmy-Melani as Members.

Finally, Cabinet approved the appointment of memers of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) Board. This included: Mr. Fritz Jacobs as Chairperson, Ms. Anna B. Matebele as Vice-Chairperson and Mr. Elzervir W. Geldenbloem, Ms. Elsie Skrywer and Mr. Melkizedek Uupindi as Members.