Early life and education
Born in 1957 in Tsumeb, Maamberua earned three Master of Arts degrees (from the University of Namibia, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Southampton) and one Ph.D. (University of the Witwatersrand) in business and economics related fields.
An accountant by training, Maamberua worked as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance from 1997 to 2003. In that year, Maamberua was demoted to the Ministry of Prisons and Correctional Services. Shortly after receiving the demotion, Maamberua resigned to pursue other career opportunities. He became head of the accounting department at the University of Namibia in 2007.
Maamberua was elected to the National Assembly in the November 2009 general election. Meanwhile, as SWANU's presidential candidate, Maamberua received 2,968 votes, which placed him eighth out of twelve candidates. He was re-elected to the National Assembly in the November 2014 parliamentary election; he was the only SWANU candidate to win a seat.
- Swanu Appeal For Socialism. Usutuaije Maamberua. The Namibian, 12 December 2008
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