Elections

 

Harness Natural resources, explore self reliance - Hage Geingob

Breadcrumb

President Hage Geingob has called on countries more susceptible to the effects of climate change to harness their natural resources and explore self-reliance rather than just be recipients of aid.

Dr. Geingob was reacting to the launch of the new Loss and Damage Fund to compensate vulnerable countries and help them deal with the irreversible impacts of climate disasters.

The Namibian leader cited the country's example of developing green hydrogen using its own renewable resources and called for investments in adaptive technology and infrastructure.

Namibia considers funding gaps for Climate change

Breadcrumb

Namibia has called for the identification of gaps in financial support required since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015.

President Hage Geingob says such a stock-taking exercise should also identify the financial support provided so far.

Dr. Geingob delivered the country's national statement during the World Climate Action Summit and high-level segment of COP 28, underway in Dubai.

Namibia's estimated cost for implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions is US$15 billion by 2030.

President Geingob unhappy with UN Security Council

Breadcrumb

President Hage Geingob has expressed dissatisfaction with the UN Security Council, which he termed an "apartheid house" due to the lack of inclusivity.

He attributed this to the veto rights' power, saying it kills any decision.

The president states that this has become a continuous fight for Namibia and other African countries to secure seats in the UN Security Council.

Namibia lauded for championing Children's rights

Breadcrumb

UNICEF Regional Director Etleva Kadilli has commended the Namibian government for championing children's rights.

The UNICEF Director, who paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at Swakopmund, says prioritising education is the best strategy any government can adopt to ensure a bright future for the country.

President Geingob informed the UNICEF delegation that after independence, Namibia invested in the sector, but that success has now led to a high number of unemployed graduates.

Real Madrid Foundation set to open school in Namibia

Breadcrumb

The social arm of the Spanish football giants, Real Madrid, could soon establish a school in Namibia.

The Real Madrid Foundation has carried out several programmes with different schools, using sport as a tool both for education and social integration.

Spain's Ambassador to Namibia, Alberto de la Calle, briefed President Hage Geingob on these and other developments at State House.

Namibia and Spain reviewed a number of priority areas of cooperation during the second round of political consultations in June this year.

President Geingob's presence at Damara Annual Cultural Festival notable

Breadcrumb

Most of the ‡Nūkhoen who attended the 46th Damara Annual Cultural Festival at Okombahe have described the presence of President Hage Geingob at the event as notable.

For 46 years now, the Damara tribe has gathered at Okombahe Settlement to celebrate and preserve their cultural practices, music, and other heritage.

As per tradition, the 46th Damara Annual Cultural Festival kicked off at dawn when Gaob Justus llGaroeb lit the Ancestral Fire of Unity.

Revellers were thrilled when President Geingob, for the first time, attended in his capacity as head of state.

Emergency Unit inaugurated at Katutura State Hospital

Breadcrumb

President Hage Geingob says the newly renovated Emergency Unit at Katutura Intermediate Hospital is just one example of infrastructure to boost the overall healthcare system and effectively deal with emergency medical situations.

Dr. Geingob inaugurated the facility, refurbished at a cost of more than N$3 million.

The Emergency Unit, previously known as the Casualty Unit, is the biggest emergency unit in the country.

Road accident reduces GDP by 2 %

Breadcrumb

President Hage Geingob has appealed to Namibians to be cognisant of the economic cost of road accidents, saying they reach about 2 percent of gross domestic product and rob the country of a productive workforce.

Alcohol abuse is another thing that worries the president, especially now that the holiday season is approaching.

Dr Geingob clarifies "Friend to all and enemy to none" notion

Breadcrumb

President Hage Geingob says Namibia's principled stance of being a friend to all and an enemy to none should in no way be interpreted as an indication of the country assuming a docile role in the geopolitical arena.

He reiterated the position of peaceful resolution to conflicts, particularly the ongoing Russia-Ukraine as well as the Israel-Palestinian conflicts.