Hon. Lucia Witbooi
Hon. Lucia Witbooi serves as the Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare and is a member of SWAPO, Witbooi was elected to the Namibia's National Assembly in the 2009 general election. Prior to entering the National Assembly, Witbooi was a teacher in Gibeon, Hardap Region.
Hon. Lucia has been a Member of Parliament since 2010. Currently, she is the Deputy Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Information and Communications Technology, a Member of the Parliamentary Standing committees on Human Resources, Social and Community Development; Foreign Affairs, Defence, Safety and Security; and Gender and Family Affairs since 2010.
She is also a member and deputy chairperson of CPA – Namibian Branch since 2010 and deputy chairperson of CWP – Africa Region since 2013.
Hon. Lucia was a teacher for 27 Years, former Head of Department at the Dr. WM Jod Primary School, a former Gibeon Schools cluster convener for counselling and a former AME church-WMS Executive board member.
She studied at Suiderlig High School in Keetmanshoop and worked in the administration of the Namaland bantustan. She holds a Diploma in Education from the University of Port Elizabeth, a Diploma in Education from the Azaliah College, Further and Higher Education and a Higher Primary Education Certificate from the University of Namibia (Unam) and a Grade 12 Certificate from the Suiderling Senior Secondary School.
- Day of the African Child
16 June 2019
- World day against Trafficking in Persons
30 July 2019
- Day of the Namibian Child
28 Sep 2019
- Launch of 16 Days of Activism Agains GBV
25 Nov 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
- International Human Rights Day/Namibia Women's Day
10 Dec 2019
- International Women's Day
08 Mar 2020