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Hage Geingob

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Prime Minister Kuugongelwa-Amadhila facilitates public tribute with early leave for civil servants

As Namibia, Africa, and the world prepare for the funeral of the late President Hage Geingob, the Office of the Prime Minister has directed civil servants to only work until 10 am on Friday, 23 February 2022. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the measure will allow the public to pay their last respects to the late president. We contacted President Nangolo Mbumba for his comment.

todayFebruary 21, 2024


Information minister to announce military procession route for late President Geingob

Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, has announced that the Namibian Defence Force will lead a military procession with the remains of the late President Hage Geingob across the capital city on Friday, allowing the public to pay their last respects. Theofelus was speaking at the Government Information Center. According to the Namibia Press Agency, the exact routes will be announced later this week.

todayFebruary 21, 2024 1


Private Schools Association forced to comply with basic education act

The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture has declared Friday, 23 February a school holiday as part of the national mourning for late President Hage Geingob's funeral weekend. Initially, private schools chose not to follow the directive but later reversed their decision after talks with the Ministry. Here’s Colette Rieckert, Chairperson of the Private Schools Association of Namibia.

todayFebruary 21, 2024 61


Family of Late President Hage Geingob Resolves to Accept State Burial, Waiving Ancestral Rituals

  The family of the late President Hage Geingob has acknowledged that his remains will not be taken to his ancestral land for traditional funeral rituals. Despite this, they express contentment that he will be laid to rest alongside fellow comrades at Heroes' Acre. Geingob's nephew, John //Khamuseb, explained the lion clan's cultural practice, stating that traditionally, a person's remains are taken to where their umbilical cord was buried. According […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 2

Health / Medical

Health ministry urges caution amid Covid-19 increase in Rehoboth

Ministry of Health Executive Director, Ben Nangombe has urged the public to adhere to COVID-19 prevention measures, especially when attending memorial services for the late President Hage Geingob. This comes after a surge in COVID-19 cases at two schools in Rehoboth, with 20 reported cases since February 8th. Nangombe has confirmed that the cases are clustered in Rehoboth and have not spread to other parts of the country.

todayFebruary 19, 2024 20


Northern Traditional Authorities Laud President Geingob’s Legacy

Ndilimani Herman Iipumbu, the chairperson of northern traditional authorities, has praised President Hage Geingob as a liberation struggle icon and an experienced leader who fostered unity without discrimination. Speaking at a special regional memorial service at the Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, Iipumbu highlighted Geingob's role in implementing land rights and empowering traditional authority leaders, with emphasis on direct reporting and immediate feedback. Additionally, he commended Geingob's efforts to prevent tribalism […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 1


Namibia’s Presidential Succession Raises Questions

Following Nangolo Mbumba's swearing-in as president on February 4th, questions have emerged regarding whether he is the acting or fourth president of Namibia. Mbumba assumed the position after the passing of President Hage Geingob on the same day. The issue has sparked discussions on social media, despite Mbumba being the fourth person to take the oath to act or serve as president. Namibia faced this situation a decade after amending […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 1