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PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA
Honourable Saara Naandjila Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is the current Prime Minister of Namibia.
She obtained her first Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, from Lincoln University, USA in 1994 and a Master’s Degree in Financial Economics from the London School of Economics in 1998.
She was awarded with an honorary doctorate in Public Finance by the University of Namibia in 2015, and an honorary doctorate degree ‘Doctor of Laws’ from Lincoln University in 2016.
Dr Kuugongelwa-Amadhila worked as the Director-General of the National Planning Commission from 1995 until 2003 when she was appointed Minister of Finance, a position she held until March 2015 when she became Namibia’s first female Prime Minister. In terms of the Namibian Constitution, the Prime Minister is the Leader of Government Business in Parliament and coordinates the work of the Cabinet as Head of Government Administration.
She served in various regional and international bodies as Governor or Council Member such as the International Monetary Fund/World Bank, African Union, African Development Bank, Afrexim Bank, Commonwealth, Southern Africa Development Community and Southern African Customs Union (SACU).
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