PS in Ministry of Regional and Local Government appointed as first Governor of Kavango West Region

WINDHOEK: The Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, Sirkka Ausiku has been appointed as the first Governor of the Kavango West Region.

Ausiku will take up the position as from next month.

Swapo-Party Secretary-General (SG) Nangolo Mbumba made the announcement at a media conference yesterday on the outcome of the Swapo-Party Central Committee (CC) meeting, which ended in Windhoek on Saturday.

He said the CC has welcomed the appointment of Ausiku as the governor of the newly created Kavango West Region.

This appointment is another marked fulfilment of the Swapo-Party policy on gender equality, he said.

The Fourth Delimitation Commission of Namibia, responsible for making recommendations on the country’s administrative divisions, suggested in August 2013 that the Kavango Region be split into two, bringing the number of political regions in the country to 14.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba enacted the recommendations and as a result, two new regions – Kavango East and Kavango West – were created.

Kavango West has been without a governor for almost a year, while former governor of the Kavango Region, Samuel Mbambo was appointed of the governor of Kavango East.