More articles in this category
Top Stories

The murder case of Cathy Gatonje is still playing out in court as her family patiently wait to see justice done and yesterday, the suspected murde...

A total of 1 771 San community members have been registered and received national documents during the Mass San Community mobile registration in O...

The ministry of health today confirmed 70 cases in which Namibians tested positive for swine flu.  Windhoek top the list of confirmed case...

The local economy is poised on the brink of either completely crushing down or bottoming out and experts have called for an economic revolution to...

Ohangwena region recorded 56 suicide cases between late 2017 and 2018, which would have been higher without interventions, governor Usko Nghaamwa ...

The ministry of health has achieved 100 % Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) treatment coverage due to the efforts of 12 clinics and five health centers...

Other Articles from The Villager

SWAPO 2017: Could Geingob be Swapo’s best foot forward?

by   Staff Writer 

Swapo 2017

What Have They Done Series

This is the first part in a series where The Villager will analyse what each of 11 Swapo Party top four candidates have achieved ever since they joined politics. The Villager is doing this because the outcome of the Swapo Party elective congress next month will have a bearing on the future of the country. We also welcome readers' views on the leaders. If you have any views, write to the editor at or 

Could Geingob be Swapo’s best foot forward?

Positions Held


·        Assistant Representative for Swapo in Botswana

·        The United Nations Institute for Namibians  director

·        Swapo Chief Representative to the Americas 

·        Swapo petitioner at the United Nations, 1964 – 1971

·        Headed the Swapo Elections Directorate in 1989

·        Chaired the Constituent Assembly Nov 1989 to Feb 1990

·        First Prime Minister 1990

·        Attended UN General Assembly sessions 1965 to 1971

·        Swapo Chief Whip in the National Assembly.

·        Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economics, Natural Resources and Public Administration

·        Trade and industry minister



·        As the director of UNIN, he established relationships with various institutions of higher learning in Europe, such as the University of Warwick, University of East Anglia, and the University of Sussex, for example.

·        Led team that came up with Namibia's Constitution regarded as one of the best in the world

·        Formulated policies for the Namibian public service to ensure a vibrant and professional civil service as Prime Minister. He also oversaw the formulation of the public service charter.

·        As Chairman of the Standing Committee of Economics, he was at the helm of oversight over ten economic ministries. He advocated sound interactions, briefings and feedback between the Committee and line Ministries.