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Charles Namoloh

The Honourable
Charles Namoloh
MP
Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 December 2012
Preceded by Jerry Ekandjo
Minister of Defence
In office
21 March 2005 – 4 December 2012
Succeeded by Nahas Angula
Personal details
Born (1950-02-28) 28 February 1950 (age 64)
Odibo, South-West Africa
Nationality Namibian
Political party SWAPO
Occupation Politician
Profession Military commander

Major General Charles Dickson Ndaxu Phillip Namoloh (born 28 February 1950) is a Namibian diplomat, politician and military figure. Beginning in 2005, Namoloh has been a member of the National Assembly of Namibia, as well as the defense minister of the country from 2005 to 2012.[1] He currently is Namibia's Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development.

Personal

Namoloh was born on 28 February 1950, in Odibo, Ovamboland (now Ohangwena Region).[1]

Career

Namoloh entered politics as a union organizer for the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) in 1971, in Walvis Bay during the Namibian War of Independence. Temporarily fleeing to southern Angola, Namoloh returned but was arrested in 1973 for pro-SWAPO activities. After spending time in prison, Namoloh was released to Kwanyama (Ovamboland) authorities to receive lashes for supporting SWAPO. Following the decolonization of Angola in 1974 following the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, Namoloh fled with other SWAPO Party Youth League members through Angola to SWAPO bases in Zambia. Rising quickly through the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), Namoloh became the chief of staff of Dimo Hamaambo in 1979. He fought under the nom de guerre "Ho Chi Minh".[1] Namoloh helped establish the Namibian Defence Force following independence in 1990 and worked within the NDF 1990-95. In 1995, Namoloh was sent to Angola as Namibia's representative. In 2003, the former PLAN commander was sent to New Delhi, India as Namibia's top diplomat in that country.

Namoloh returned home in 2005 to be selected for the National Assembly and the Defense ministry position which he held until the fifth SWAPO congress at the end of November 2012. In the wake of this congress a Cabinet reshuffle followed on 4 December 2012, in which Namoloh was deployed as Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, succeeding Jerry Ekandjo. Former Prime Minister Nahas Angula took over Namoloh's Defence portfolio.[2]

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