James Sankwasa was born on May 5, 1955.
He was sworn in, in March 2015 as a member of the National Assembly and he will serve until 2020. He is currently the Deputy Minister of Works and Transport.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Thames Valley University, London, UK (1997); Master of Arts (MA) Degree: Health Management, Planning & Policy, Leeds University, Leeds, UK (1994); Diploma: Public Administration: University of Zululand, RSA (1982); Financial Management Certificate: Wits University, RSA (2001); Executive Development Certificate: Stellenbosch University RSA, (2008) – passed with distinction – received Director’s Award; Advanced Diploma in Labour Law: UNISA, RSA (2014) – passed with distinction.
Hardap Regional Council (2004 – 2008); Director: Bilateral Affairs: Foreign Affairs (2000 – 2004); Part-time Lecturer and Examiner: Polytechnic of Namibia: Organisational Development and Management, Strategic Business Management, Human Resource Management, Labour Relations, Research Methodology and Moderator: Management of Training; Supervisor: MBA Thesis Research Students: UNAM (1997 – 2010); Chief Regional Officer (CRO): Media Executive (CEO): New Era Publication Corporation (1995 – 2000); Hospital Administrator: Oshakati Hospital (1988 – 1990); Regional Health Administrator: North-West Health Region (1990 -1993); Hospital Administrator: Windhoek Hospital Complex (1994 -1995); Human Resources Management Practitioner: Caprivi Administration (1982 – 1988). Drafting of the Hospital Ordinance (1995) and Review of the draconian Proclamation AG 28 dealing with the establishment of various administrations (1986).
Health Issues; Public Sector Administration Issues (Finance – Budget Development and Expenditure Control Aspects; Administration and Management); Labour Relations Issues and Economic Development.