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Namibia Rural Women Assembly held its first ever congress on 02 December 2020. The aim of this event was to democratically elected new leaders. The congress was attended by 8 members from 12 political regions totaling to 94 members in attendance. As per the NRWA constitution, the congress shall be the highest decision-making body of assembly.


Position Nominees Votes Received
Chairperson Elizabeth Amuntenya 66 (won)
Elinah Kalundu 13
Agnes Tjindjo 13
Vice chairperson Elinah Kalundu 31 (won)
Patricia Gurubes 31
Dolly Katjaita 30
Re-run Vice Chairperson Elinah Kalundu 51 (won)
  Patricia Gurubes 43
Treasurer Emillia Nyau 48 (won)
Patricia Gurubes 32
Dolly Katjaita 13
Vice Treasurer Dolly Katjaita 53 (won)
  Uapingena Ruhumba 35
Secretary Yvonne Howaes 39 (won)
Josephine Nakwedhi 21
Agnes Tjindo 33
Vice Secretary Josephine Nakwedhi 49 (won)
Agnes Tjindo 44
Additional Members Agnes Tjindo Erongo Region
Esme Mckay Hardap Region
Roline Amunjera //Kharas Region
Hileni Shuudifonya Ohanhwena Region
Paulina Nahishekwa Omusati Region
Drucilla Tjatjitua Omaheke Region

The following emerged as the new steering committee

for the next three years and will be spearheading all regional activities.

No. Name Region Represented Position
1 Elizabeth Amutenya Oshana Chairperson
2 Elinah Kalundu Zambezi Vice Chairperson
3 Emilia Nyau Oshikoto Treasurer
4 Dolly Katjaita Otjozondjupa Vice Treasurer
5 Yvonne Howaes Kunene Secretary
6 Josephine Nakwedhi Kavango East Vice Secretary
7 Agnes Tjindjo Erongo Additional member
8 Esme Mckay Hardap Additional member
9 Roline Amunjera //Kharas Additional member
10 Hileni Shifuudifonya Ohangwena Additional member
11 Paulina Nghishekwa Omusati Additional member
12 Drucilla Tjatjitua Omaheke Additional member