Namibia has recorded 52 air crash fatalities since 2008

Namibia has recorded 52 air crash fatalities since 2008.

The Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigations Department says it is working to ensure that it conforms to international safety laws.

The country today joined the global community in observing the International Day for Commemorating Air Crash Victims and Their Families. 

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) designated February 20 as the official day for commemorating air crash victims and their families.

Erongo Business Community celebrates late Geingob's life

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.

Dr. Geingob's value of unity should live on beyond his death

The memorial service for the late President, Hage Geingob saw an outpouring of sentimental tributes from various dignitaries and performers at the Independence Arena in Katutura. 

The Director of the Law Society of Namibia, Neliswa Tjahikika, highlighted President Geingob's instrumental role in the drafting of the Namibian Constitution. 

Fishing sector indebted to Geingob

Key players in the country's fishing sector say they are indebted to the late President Hage Geingob for saving it from imminent collapse, especially at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geingob's intervention to keep the fishing sector running when most of the sectors were closing down saved jobs and the Namibian economy alike.

The fisheries sector is among Namibia's key foreign income earners and among the largest employers.

Toasis residents thank Geingob for Hosea Kutako Shrine

A traditional priest of the Otji-Mungunda Clan at Toasis Village in the Aminuis Constituency, Vetara Mungendje, says that Namibia has been robbed of an exceptional person with a special sense of humility in preserving tradition and culture.

The late president Geingob pushed for the memorial shrine at Hosea Kutako homestead, something that will be remembered in the history of Namibia.

Ondangere Vetara Mungendje spoke to the nbc News team at Toasis Village in the Aminuis Constituency.

Geingob believed and promoted youth into leadership - NANSO

Youth in the Office of the President singled out their late President Hage Geingob's track record of involving young people in decision-making bodies and putting them in leadership positions as a unique characteristic.

From NANSO's leadership to the Presidential Youth Advisor and the youngest Swapo Constituency Counsellor of Windhoek West, all hailed the late President for his role and involvement in uplifting young people during nbc's special tribute programme.

They further say that the president was consultative and believed in the power of young people.

Kaptein Herbert George Britz of Rehoboth Baster community celebrates Geingob's life

Kaptein Herbert George Britz of the Rehoboth Baster community has described President Dr. Hage Geingob's life as complete in his service and purpose on earth and as a servant of the people. 

Britz joined traditional leaders from all over Namibia who continue to celebrate Geingob's life and legacy.

Flanked by his Kaptein's council members, Kaptein Britz said Sunday, May 4, was a dark day for the Baster Community and all Namibians.

Gaob |Gaseb describes late Geingob as someone who enjoyed humour

The Chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders, Gaob Immanuel |Gaseb, has expressed his sympathies to former First Lady Monica Geingos, her children, and family.

|Gaseb, as the Chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders in Namibia, was among those who offered their condolences and sympathies to the family of the late Dr. Geingob at the private residence, Casa Rosalia, on the outskirts of Windhoek.

He also described the late Geingob as someone who enjoyed humour, had faith in people, and offered them opportunities.

Otavi residents honour Dr Geingob with a candlelight service

Given the rich history and connections of the late President Hage Geingob to the town of Otavi, the town's residents gathered for a candlelight service to comfort one another.

Hage Geingob was born on a farm, 62 km outside of Otavi, and started school at Shalom Primary School, formerly known as Rynse Sending Skool.

His late mother and grandmother are both buried at Otavi, where he still has family members.

Namibian Embassy in America celebrates life of Dr Geingob

Namibia's Diplomatic Mission in the United States of America held a memorial service to celebrate the life and legacy of the late President Hage Geingob.

The Namibian community in the United States, led by the country's Washington-based Embassy and joined by Africans and American citizens, paid tribute to the late President Geingob, describing him as a great bridge builder, activist, and scholar who will never be forgotten.