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Public Service Commission pays homage to former First Lady Monica Geingos, family

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The Public Service Commission visited Casa Rosalia to express their condolences to former First Lady Monica Geingos and her family.

The team was led by the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Salmaan Jacobs, who signed the book of condolence and expressed their support during this difficult time.

One Economy Foundation raises N$4.2 million at fundraising gala dinner

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The One Economy Foundation has raised about N$4.2 million at its eighth annual fundraising gala dinner.

The funds will be used for youth and adolescent development in various fields.

President Hage Geingob was the guest of honour at the event.

The First Lady, Monica Geingos, described the One Economy Foundation as a stewardship of development to link what is described as the first economy, consisting of middle- and high-income earners, and the second economy, consisting of low-income earners, towards one balanced economy.

First Lady Monica Geingos extends condolences to the Kangungu family

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First Lady Monica Geingos has extended condolences on behalf of her family to the Kangungu family, who lost 13 family members after they consumed poisonous mahangu pap.

Geingos described the incident as heartbreaking and devastating, saying, "I pray for the lives of those who remain hospitalised. I speak in unison with many Namibians in expressing my heartfelt condolences to Mr. Godfried Shishugho Kangungu and the entire Kangungu family during this period of unspeakable grief."

Celebrating Namibia's First Ladies

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In the olden days, First Ladies or companions of presidents were simply regarded as trophy wives.

But nowadays they have become influential in the inner circle of the Presidency. 

A black-and-white picture from before independence shows the image of the couple who would become Namibia's first citizens.

On March 21, 1990, Namibia celebrated its independence, and Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma took an oath as the country's first president.

SPWC holds Central Committee meeting in Outapi

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The Swapo Party Women's Council (SPWC) Central Committee held its meeting at Outapi.

Officially opening the meeting, First Lady Monica Geingos also launched the Swapo Party Women's Council Research and Advisory Cadre Committee.

Geingos explained that members of the SPWC Research and Advisory Committee are expected to lead by example and ensure the Council produces high-quality research for women to take informed positions and decisions on complex issues.

America's First Lady Dr Jill Biden to visit Namibia

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First Lady Monica Geingos announced that U.S First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Namibia on Wednesday.

Dr. Biden’s visit will strengthen the United States’ partnerships on the African continent, and advance shared priorities in the region.

The U.S. First Lady’s engagements will focus on the empowerment of women and youth, efforts to address food insecurity, and promoting shared democratic values.

The visit follows the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit held last year where Dr. Biden hosted a two-day spousal engagement