Rosa Kavara dies at 59

Swapo Member of Parliament, Rosa Kavara passed away at the Lady Pohamba Hospital on 02 January, after she reportedly suffered a severe stroke.

Kavango West Governor Sirkka Ausiku who confirmed her passing said her death is a big loss to the region.

“Yes it is true, I just confirmed with the family. She passed on this afternoon around 15h45. She was the only female councillor amongst the 8 and a member of the national council. She was also recently elected as a member of the central committee of the Swapo Party”

“This is a big loss to the region as far as women empowerment is concerned. Our condolences to the family, the residents of Kavango West and her constituency,” Ausiku said.

Kavara who has been a Swapo Party member since 1998, was born on 22 February 1958.

She was a member of the Fifth National Council for Kavango Region covering the period 2015 to 2020 and a member of the Fourth National Council for Kavango West Region from 2010 to 2015.

She also served as a Swapo-Party Regional Councillor for Ncuncuni Constituency since 2010.

From 2011 to 2015 she served on the Standing Committee on Regional Development and Reports and on the National Council Women Caucus.

She was a member of Swapo-Party Women’s Council Central Committee.

Kavara also served on the Standing Committee on Rules and Orders, Standing Committee on Women Caucus and as the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Audit until 2020.

She was a teacher, a member on the RCC Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004, a Swapo-Party district mobiliser and branch leader and a member of the Board of Directors of Nored from 2008 to 2010.

Kavara was a NANTU Leader at school level from 1989 to 1994.