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The Honourable
Erastus A. Uutoni
MP
Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 February 2018
Preceded by Jerry Ekandjo
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration

In office
21 March 2015 – 8 February 2018
Preceded by Elia Kaiyamo
Succeeded by vacant
Deputy Minister of Safety and Security

In office
21 March 2010 – 20 March 2015
Prime Minister Nahas Angula
Hage Geingob
Succeeded by Daniel Kashikola
Personal details
Born (1961-01-29)January 29, 1961
Omatando near Ongwediva
Nationality Namibian
Political party SWAPO

Erastus Amutenya Uutoni (born 29 January 1961, in Omatando, near Ongwediva) is a Namibian politician who has served in the Cabinet of Namibia since March 2010. He is the current Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service.[1] Uutoni served in other ministerial portfolios before that. He was Deputy Minister of Safety and Security from 2010 until 2015, and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration since from 2015 until 2018.[2] A member of SWAPO, Uutoni was first elected as the Mayor of Ongwediva in May 1998.[3] In 2009, Uutoni was selected for the SWAPO list for the National Assembly of Namibia for the 2009 general election.[4][5]

Political career

Uutoni is a former People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) combatant. He underwent training in Angolan exile in Lubango and thereafter worked as a unit commander at the PLAN's First Mechanized Infantry Brigade. He holds a Diploma in Police Science and a Certificate in Marketing, both from the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek, as well as a Certificate in Political Science from the Institute of Political Science in Moscow. He also received training in office management and in photojournalism, and has worked for Namibia Today.[6]

References

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