|Mike Kamboto Ratoveni Kavekotora, MP
Secretary General of the Rally of Democracy and Progress (RDP)
RDP Member of National Assembly
Sixth Parliament (2015 – 2020)
|Agnes Mundia Limbo, MP
Deputy Secretary General for the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP)
RPD Member of National Assembly
Fifth Parliament (2010 – 2015) and Sixth Parliament (2015 – 2020)
|Cde Kamboto Ratoveni Mike Kavekotora was born on 10 October 1956 in Ombazu, Kunene Region, Namibia. He is a family man, with keen interest in politics, education and farming. Cde Kavekotora did his Primary schooling at Orumana Mission School, Orumana in 1967 and continued with his Secondary education at Orumana in 1973.
Professionally, Cde Kavekotora joined the teaching profession as a teacher and taught at Opuwo Secondary School from 1976 to 1978 in the Kunene Region. He holds undergraduate degree (BSc Accounting), Mercy College (1984), USA, and MA Degree (Development Economics), Long Island University, New York, USA.
He joined the private sector and was engaged as a consultant at the Institute for Management and Leadership Training, for the focus area in Small Business Development, from 1986 to 1996.
For the subsequent four years (i.e. 1996 -2000), Cde Kavekotora was in the semi-state sector, where he was employed as General Manager, responsible for Business Development and Marketing at Telecom Namibia. For a period covering 2000 to 2005, he was the Chief Executive Officer of semi-state housing State Owned Organisation, the National Housing Enterprise (NHE), and remained in the semi-state sector, as Acting Chief Executive Officer and General Manager for Marketing of semi-state transport and institutions, TransNamib until 2008.
As an avid farmer, he pursuit his interest in farming and worked as a consultant in this general area, and remained active in politics. With the formation of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), Cde Kavekotora became a member. In these formative years of the RDP in 2008 onwards, he was appointed and responsible for the RDP’s Electoral Commission.
At the RDP’s Second Ordinary National Convention, Cde Kavekotora availed himself as a candidate for the position of the Secretary General in November 2013. He is the Secretary General of the RDP to date.
As far as the lawmaking career is concerned, Cde Kavekotora was elected to the Sixth Parliament (2015 – 2020) in November 2014. He serves on two Parliamentary Standing Committees, namely the Standing on Public Accounts, of which he is the Chairperson, and the Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration.
Cde Kavekotora’s legislative and professional interests cover the areas of economics, finance, housing issues, agriculture and natural resources.
|Cde Limbo hails from Zambezi Region, Namibia. She was born on 12 May 1957, Kanzinzila, Katima Mulilo, Zambezi, Region, Namibia. Cde Limbo did her Primary schooling at Kanono Primary School, Sibbinda from 1964 and continued with her Secondary Education in Kizito, Katima Mulilo from 1972 to August 1975.
During the dark days of apartheid colonialism, and as a young politically active activist and SWAPO member, Cde Limbo decided to cross the border into Zambia. Cde Limbo has studied at the United Nations Institute for Namibia (UNIN) in Development Studies (Diploma), Lusaka, Zambia from 1977 to 1981. Cde Limbo worked as Health Administrator in SWAPO Refugee Camps in Angola from 1984 to May 1989.
Cde Limbo continued with her tertiary studies in Health Planning and Administration (Advanced Post Graduate Diploma), Leeds University, September 1989 to September 1990, and Master’s Degree (Human Resources Management), Manchester University (1999 -2000).
After the independence of Namibia in March 1990, and her repatriation to Namibia in August 1990, Cde Limbo worked for the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Primary Health Care Co-ordinator. From 1995 to 1998, she was employed as Chief Control Officer (Ministry of Home Affairs). For the period 2001 to 2006, Cde Limbo was the Chief Executive Officer of Katima Mulilo Town Council.
Cde Limbo is one of the founding members of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) since it was founded in November 2007. At the First and Inaugural National Convention of the RDP in November 2007, Cde Limbo was elected unanimously as the Deputy Secretary General, deputizing Cde Jesaya Nyamu. Cde Limbo was re-elected in the same position at the Second Ordinary National Convention in November 2013.
She has served in the Fifth (2010 – 2015) Parliament, as the RDP Members of the National Assembly and on her re-election currently serves in the Sixth Parliament (2015 – 2020). As a Members of the legislature, Cde Limbo serves on several Parliamentary Standing Committees, namely, 1) Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security; 2) Standing Committee on Gender and Family Affairs; 3) Standing Committee on Human Resources and Community Development and 4) Standing Committee Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs.
Cde Limbo also serves as a Member of Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF), and on one of SADC-PF’s Committees, namely Democratic Governance and Human Rights.
She has engaging interest in electoral issues, foreign contemporary issues and developments and Parliamentary relations.