Hon. Minister Pohamba Penomwenyo Shifeta


Hon. Minister Pohamba Penomwenyo Shifeta
 
Pohamba Penomwenyo Shifeta (born 27 March 1968) is a politician figure and a legal practitioner who is serving as Minister of Environment and Tourism in the Cabinet of Namibia since 2015.
 
Shifeta was born at Ongenga in Ohangwena Region. He has been active in the SWAPO-led National Union of Namibian Workers and Namibia National Students Organisation since 1988. Shifeta has a Diploma in Public Administration. He has a BA degree in Political Sciences and he holds an LLB Honours.  He has also been involved in the SWAPO Party Youth League.
 
Shifeta was first elected to the National Assembly of Namibia in 2004 as a SWAPO candidate. He was appointed as Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture in March 2005, and he retained his position after the 2009 general election. In a December 2012 Cabinet reshuffle, after the fifth SWAPO congress, Shifeta was moved to the post of Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism.
 
In President Hage Geingob's Cabinet, appointed in March 2015, Shifeta was promoted to the post of Minister of Environment and Tourism.