Former NamPol chief Sebastian Ndeitunga appointed Ohangwena Governor

Namibian Police's former Inspector-General, Sebastian Ndeitunga, is the new Governor of the Ohangwena Region, effective tomorrow.

President Hage Geingob appointed Ndeitunga and relieved Walde Ndevashiya of his duties.

State House Press Secretary Dr. Alfredo Hengari made the announcement, stating that Ndeitunga is expected to ensure that all programmes and projects in the Ohangwena are fully implemented in line with the budgetary allocations.

President Geingob underscores commitment to nation-building

President Hage Geingob has underscored his commitment to nation-building and the principle of unity in diversity, albeit difficult at times.

Dr. Geingob shared these during a courtesy visit by the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee, at State House.

In his firm belief in the Namibian House mantra, President Geingob likens the different tribes and ethnic groups to bricks used to construct the said house.

President Geingob attends Africa Energy Week

Africa should be allowed to strike a balance between transitioning to clean energy production and using its oil and gas discoveries to develop and industrialise.

This is just one of the arguments brought forward during the Africa Energy Week conference underway in Cape Town, South Africa.

More than 600 million Africans are said to be facing energy insecurity, despite the continent being endowed with natural resources to produce electricity.

First Family enumerated

President Hage Geingob has reminded citizens of their duty to take part in the ongoing Namibian Population and Housing Census.

Dr. Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos were enumerated a short while ago at their family residence in Windhoek.

The Head of State also appealed to commercial farmers to cooperate and grant access to the enumerators.

His plea follows reports of some farmers locking their gates and others refusing to provide the correct information.

International High-Level Panel Campaign launched

"As heads of state and governments, we must aim to close the water investment gap in Africa for the achievement of not only the water-related SDG targets on the continent, important as they are, but to enable the African continent to achieve her overall developmental goals."

This was the clarion call by President Hage Geingob during the launch of the International High-Level Panel Campaign, titled Mind the Gap: Invest in Water Raising Ambition, in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein.

Teachers from Oshikoto Region engage President Geingob

Teachers from various schools in the Oshikoto Region engaged President Hage Geingob and raised concerns around businesses benefiting from state tenders, using foreign expertise over locals.

The teachers from Tsumeb English Medium, Ontana Combined School, and Nehale Secondary School are accompanying learners from grades seven to twelve who are on a school tour to the |Khomas Region.

We are a force to be reckoned with - President Geingob

The BRICS grouping can be used as a platform to counter ideas that try to downplay Africa's voice, Namibia included, in international matters.

BRICS held its 15th summit between August 22 and August 24 in South Africa, where new members were admitted.

President Hage Geingob, during an interview on Russian Television, said it was time others realised that ''we are a force to be reckoned with", as he also provided context to the formation of BRICS.

The BRICS has since agreed to expand membership, approving six more countries to join as of January 2024.

Namibia, China recommit to strengthening relations

Namibia’s commitment to and promotion of processes, systems, and institutions will continue to influence its development path.

President Hage Geingob emphasised this during the bilateral meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping on the margins of the BRICS Summit in Sandton on Thursday.

He said that during his tenure as Minister of Trade, he ensured that concerns around non-adherence to Namibian laws by some Chinese business people were addressed with China’s leadership.

President Hage Geingob in good health

State House has reiterated that President Hage Geingob is in good health, dismissing a report in a local daily that the Namibian Head of State was advised to prioritise his health. 

In a statement, the Presidency emphasised that Dr. Geingob has remained transparent in disclosing his health status, both when an aortic procedure was performed on him recently and when he was admitted to a local hospital.