Years of service: 2001 - 2005
Having served as the only woman in the Constituent Assembly’s draft committee that crafted the Namibian Constitution, Mrs. Pendukeni Maria Iivula-Ithana was appointed by President Dr. Sam Nujoma as Attorney-General during the period January 26, 2001 and March 20, 2005.
During her tenure, she has occupied both positions, as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General from March 21, 2005 until 2008. She was Deputy Minister of Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism (1990 – 1991), Minister of Youth and Sport (1991 – 1996), and Minister of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (1996 – 2001).
She was not a legal practitioner when she was appointed as Attorney-General and as the only woman appointed to that position, she is also the longest serving having held the position for 7 years.