Secretary for Economic Affairs

Cde. Alpheus !Naruseb (Head)

Alpheus ǀGou-ǃna ǃNaruseb (born in Usakos, Erongo Region, 20 March 1954) is a Namibian politician who has served in the Cabinet of Namibia as Minister of Works and Transport since 2015. A member of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), !Naruseb has served in the Cabinet since 1997 and the National Assembly since 1995.

ǃNaruseb joined SWAPO in 1975 at the age of 21. The next year he began working as a maintenance planner at the Rössing Uranium Mine in Arandis, which lasted until 1980. In that year, he became industrial relations officer at the Mine, which lasted until independence in 1990. During the run-up to independence the late 1980s, he was the internal SWAPO secretary for economic affairs. Following a stint as head organiser of Mass Organizations in SWAPO from 1990 to 1991, he joined the SWAPO Central Committee in that year.

From 1992 to 2002, ǃNaruseb was the head of Information and Publicity in the SWAPO Party. He also was selected to the National Assembly in 1995.

In 1997, ǃNaruseb was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, which lasted until his move to Deputy Minister of Justice in 2003. In 2005, the Erongo native was appointed to head the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare under the newly elected President Hifikepunye Pohamba. In 2008, !Naruseb was shuffled to the post of Minister of Lands and Resettlement, replacing Jerry Ekandjo. Under President Hage Geingob, ǃNaruseb was appointed as Minister of Works and Transport in March 2015. In 2018 he was shuffled to the post of minister of Agriculture, water and forestry.


Cde. Bernadette Jagger (Deputy)