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Penda Ya Ndakolo
National Hero of Namibia

Penda Ya Ndakolo

Penda Ya Ndakolo
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro National Hero of Namibia
Is Politician
From Namibia
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 23 March 1960, Oshigambo, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Age 62 years
Star sign Aries
The details (from wikipedia)


Jafet Penda Ya Ndakolo (born March 23, 1960 at Oshigambo) is a Namibian SWAPO politician and current governor of Oshikoto Region. He served as minister of defence from 2015 to 2020. After losing his position as minister in 2020 he was appointed to his old position as governor again.

Ya Ndakolo fought for the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN). He studied at the Eastern and Southern Management Institute (ESAMA), and was from 1980-1989 a Specialist in Radio Communication Warfare.

He was a SWAPO District Coordinator became in 1990-1992 before 1993 was elected as Regional Councillor for Omuthiya Gwiipundi Constituency in Oshikoto Region, eventually being elevated as the Region's governor since 2004, he replaced Nico Kaiyamo as a member of the National Council the same year.

In 2014, he was awarded The Most Distinguished Order of Namibia: First Class by Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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