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Honourable Jerry Ekandjo, was appointed as Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, by His Excellency President Dr. Hage Geingob.  The appointment came in effect on 21st March 2015 and was done in accordance with Article 32 (3) (i) (bb) of the Namibian Constitution.


  • To put in place strategies that promote civic education;
  • To cultivate good morals and citizenship in preparing the youth to become future leaders of our country; 
  • To implement programmes aimed at developing sport infrastructure, youth development, skills development; and
  • To improve the National Youth Service programmes.         


  • Transparent procurement with a focus on empowerment of Namibians, particularly youth and women, and job-creation but not at the expense of value for money;
  • Driving a performance culture within the ministry through leading by example and applying a hands on approach;
  • Focus on timely interventions and prompt implementation of policy decisions;
  • Review any law, policy, regulation or institution which hampers the effective implementation of plans and programmes of Government;
  • Ensure maximum output within the context of limited financial resources;
  • Ensure coordination with other Offices, Ministries and Agencies; and
  • Continuously monitor, evaluate and report on progress being made in the ministry.

Minister Biography Minister Biography


Full Name

Jerry Jeremias Ekandjo

Date of Birth

17 March 1947

Place of Bith

Windhoek, Khomas Region


Augustineum Secondary School, Windhoek, Grade 8–10 (1964/1968);

Rhenish Missionary School, Windhoek (1963);

Rhenish Missionary Primary School, Okahandja (1955 -1962)


SWAPO Deputy Head of Voters Registration (1989);

SWAPO (internal) Secretary for Information and Publicity (1987– 1988);

Teacher at African Methodist Episcopal School at Gibeon (1982– 1987); Secretary for SWAPO Youth League inside Namibia (1983 – 1986),

Leading SWAPO activist inside Namibia (1969 – 1973)

Legislation profile

Member of SWAPO Party Central Committee;

Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture (2012 – 2014)

Minister of Regional, Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (2008 – 2012);

Minister of Lands and Resettlement (2005 – 2008);

Minister of Home Affairs (1995 – 2005);

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (1995);

Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing (1990 – 1995);

Member of National Assembly since 1990;

Member of Constituent Assembly (1989 – 1990)


Historical Aspect

Imprisoned on Robben Island (1974-1981);


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Office of the Minister Office of the Minister

Honourable: Jerry Ekandjo
NDC Building, Goethe Street
Private Bag 13391, Windhoek
Tel No. +264 61 270 6510/11
Fax No.: +264 61 222 479

Rev. Ludwig Hausiku
Special Advisor: Minister
Private Bag 13391
Tel No.: +264 61 270 6529
Fax No.: +264 61 222 479