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Honourable Agnes Tjongarero, was appointed as Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, by His Excellency President Dr. Hage Geingob, with effect from 21 March 2015, in terms of Article 32 (3) (i) (bb) of the Namibian Constitution.

Hon. Responsibilities:

  • To put strategies in place that promote civic education, cultivation of good morals and citizenship that prepare the youth to become useful citizens of our country through the National Youth Service.
  • To assist Honourable Jerry Ekandjo, the Minister, to implement programmes aimed at youth development, sport infrastructure, skills development and the improvement of 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 for 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 fast implementation of policy decisions;
  • Reviewing any law, policy, regulation or institution which hampers the effective implementation of plans and programmes of Government;
  • Ensure maximum output with the context of limited financial resources;
  • Ensuring coordination with Offices, Ministries and Agencies, especially those which are closely related to my line functions;
  • Enhance political and administrative interface in the Ministry;
  • Engaging and listening to the voices of civil society, particularly grassroots organization, with the understanding that the ultimate goal is to improve the living standards of all Namibians;
  • Continuous monitoring, evaluation and reporting on progress being made in the Ministry.

Deputy Minister Biography Deputy Minister Biography


Full Name

Agnes Basilia Tjongarero

Date of Birth

17 May 1946

Place of Bith

Walvisbay, Erongo Region


General Nursing, 1968 – 1970; Midwifery, 1971 – 1972;

BA CUR Major in Nursing Management and Community Health Care

Diploma in Nursing Education, 1974 – 1975; BA Honours, 1991 – 1993


Politician; District Coordinator of Windhoek-East District SWAPO Party, 2006 – 2010;

Member of SWAPO Party Women's Council; Member of SWAPO Party;

President of Namibia National Olympic Committee, 1997 – 2015

Vice-Chairperson of Namibia Sports Commission (2006 – 2009)

Director: South Health Region Karas, Hardap, Khomas, Omaheke, (1993– 2002)

Director: Nursing Services, (1991–1993);

Lecturer: Nursing College, (1976 – 1992);

President of the All Namibia Netball Association, 1993 – 1997.

Legislation Profile

Member of National Assembly (Appointed by President, non-voting) Since March 2010-2014,

Vice Chairperson of Standing Committee on Public Accounts 2010 – 2014;

Member of Standing Committee on Rules and Orders, 2010 – 2014;

Member of Standing Committee on Human Resources,

Social and Community    Development, 2010 – 2014;

Member of Standing Committee on Information Communication and Technology, 2010 – 2014;                     

Member of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), 2010 – 2014;

Member of Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, 2010 – 2014.





Fanatic of all sports

Deputy Minister Deputy Minister

Honourable. Agnes Basilia Tjongarero
Deputy Minister
NDC Building, Goethe Street
Private Bag 13323
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