Marco Hausiku

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The Honourable
Marco Hausiku
Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia
In office
21 March 2010 – 21 March 2015
President Hifikepunye Pohamba
Prime Minister Nahas Angula
Hage Geingob
Preceded by Libertina Amathila
Succeeded by Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
27 May 2004 – 21 March 2010
President Sam Nujoma
Hifikepunye Pohamba
Prime Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab
Nahas Angula
Preceded by Hidipo Hamutenya
Succeeded by Utoni Nujoma
Minister of Labour
In office
27 August 2002 – 27 May 2004
President Sam Nujoma
Prime Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab
Preceded by Andimba Toivo ya Toivo
Succeeded by Marlene Mugunda
Minister of Prisons and Correctional Services
In office
1995 – 27 August 2002
President Sam Nujoma
Prime Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab
Succeeded by Andimba Toivo ya Toivo
Minister of Works, Transport and Communication
In office
1992 – 1995
serving with Richard Kapelwa Kabajani
President Sam Nujoma
Prime Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab
Succeeded by Hampie Plichta
Minister of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
In office
21 March 1990 – 1992
President Sam Nujoma
Prime Minister Hage Geingob
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born (1953-11-25) 25 November 1953 (age 63)
Kapako, Okavango Region
Political party SWAPO

Marco Mukoso Hausiku (born 25 November 1953[1]) is a Namibian politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia from 2010 to 2015. Previously he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2010.

Life and career[edit]

Hausiku was born in Kapako, Okavango Region.[1] Immediately prior to independence, Hausiku was a SWAPO member of the Members of the Constituent Assembly which was in place from November 1989 to March 1990,[2] and since 1990 he has been a member of the National Assembly of Namibia.[1] He served as Minister of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation from 1990 to 1992,[1] as Minister of Works, Transport and Communication from 1992 to March 1995 and as Minister of Prisons and Correctional Services from March 1995 to August 2002.[1][3] He was appointed Minister of Labour on 27 August 2002,[1][4] and after nearly two years in that position he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs by President Sam Nujoma on 27 May 2004. This appointment followed Nujoma's dismissal of the previous foreign minister, Hidipo Hamutenya, in the midst of a struggle within SWAPO regarding the nomination of a presidential candidate.[5]

Hausiku received the 16th highest number of votes, 345, in the election to the Central Committee of SWAPO at the party's August 2002 congress.[6] He is SWAPO's Secretary for External Relations as of January 2008.[7]

Amidst a push for new faces in the National Assembly, Hausiku opted not to seek a spot on the SWAPO list for the 2014 election.[8] After leaving Parliament, he was designated as Rector of the Swapo Party School, which was launched in May 2016. He was intended to serve as Rector in an interim capacity for the school's first year.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Profile at Namibian Parliament website Archived September 14, 2003, at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ List of members of the Constituent Assembly[permanent dead link], parliament.gov.na.
  3. ^ Entry at the Contemporary Africa Database Archived 2006-10-04 at the Wayback Machine..
  4. ^ "Aug 2002 - Namibia", Keesing's Record of World Events, volume 48, August 2002, Namibia, page 44,924.
  5. ^ "Nujoma appoints new foreign minister", Agence France-Presse, May 27, 2004.
  6. ^ "The ruling party's new Central Committee", The Namibian, August 27, 2002.
  7. ^ Christof Maletsky, "Surprise changes in Swapo" Archived 2007-08-15 at Archive.is, The Namibian, January 29, 2008.
  8. ^ "SPYL hails Swapo list", New Era, 2 September 2014.
  9. ^ Tuyeimo Haidula, "Hausiku back in limelight ... former deputy prime minister appointed interim Swapo school rector", The Namibian, 24 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Don’t doubt Swapo School – Geingob", New Era, 24 May 2016.