The business community in the Erongo Region gathered in numbers to pay respect to the one many refer to as a fallen giant, the late President Hage Geingob at Walvis Bay.

The colours black and white painted the hall as far as the eye could see, with mourners celebrating the late president's life and legacy by lighting candles.

They sang worship melodies and delivered messages of condolences and hope.

The Governor of the Erongo Region, Neville Andre, described the late Geingob as a visionary leader and a unifier of those in the Namibian House.

Andre further says that the late Geingob put Namibia on the international map as a country of choice for investment and business opportunities.

He says that Geingob was a legendary figure with an upright vision of economic empowerment and inclusivity.

"Dr. Hage Geingob, in his visionary capacity in exile and at home, has led and made a significant contribution to the business community in Namibia, and this we have witnessed through many testimonies and on television, radio, and in newspapers. He is the signature behind the much-discussed green hydrogen that we in the Erongo region are benefiting from and of the concept from a smaller country like Namibia that impacted so big and also made a reference point for Namibia to be seen and be attracted by many countries."

Also speaking at the event was the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Derek Klazen, who shared the late president's life events as a Namibian freedom fighter.

"We as the Namibians were privileged witnesses to a leader who defined the ordinary, who brought about extra-ordinary change through his unwavering dedication to the idols of justice, unity, and progress. The loss we feel today is a testament to the profound impact he had on our lives and the void he leaves behind his unwavering commitment to freedom and justice compiled to Dr. Geingob and other heroes and heroines of our liberation to leave Namibia to wage a long and life-threatening struggle against Apartheid and the minority regime of white South Africa for Namibia's liberation."

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