#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | UNGA President calls Namibians to vote


The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) encouraged Namibians to go out in numbers, exercise their constitutional rights, and register to vote in the November elections.

Dennis Francis said this during his departure at Hosea Kutako International Airport after his three-day visit to Namibia, where he held various developmental engagements.

Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic special envoy visits President Mbumba


The conflict between the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Morocco continues to revolve around the unresolved status of Western Sahara and the delay in holding a referendum for self-determination.

Tensions persist, with sporadic violence and ongoing diplomatic efforts aimed at finding a lasting and peaceful solution to the dispute.

The special envoy of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Ambassador Hamdi El Jalil Aali, paid a courtesy visit to President Nangolo Mbumba to provide an update on current developments in Western Sahara, which is described as a war.

President Mbumba extends condolence to Malawi


President Nangolo Mbumba says the loss resulting from the death of Malawi's Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima, will not only be felt by the people of Malawi but by the entire African continent.

Dr. Mbumba reacted to the tragic deaths of Chilima and nine other Malawi nationals in a military aircraft crash on Monday.

In a statement, President Mbumba said that it was unfortunate that Vice President Saulos Chilima passed on at a time when he still had so much to offer to the people of Malawi and Africa. 

President Mbumba congratulates SA for peaceful elections


President Nangolo Mbumba has congratulated the citizens and political parties of South Africa for the peaceful election held last week.

He describes the process as the most important, stating that elections are not meant to destroy countries but to renew the mandate of those elected to represent the citizens.

Dr. Mbumba says elections must ensure that citizens enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Constitution and that SADC remains peaceful.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | President Mbumba appeals to eligible Namibians to register


President Nangolo Mbumba has labelled the voter registration process as a license for Namibians to vote and elect representatives of choice at national, regional, and local government levels.

President Mbumba and First Lady Sustjie Mbumba, accompanied by their children and grandchildren, registered at MTC headquarters in Olympia to participate in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections. 

In full view of the rolling media cameras, the President and First Lady provided all the necessary details for the completion of the registration process.

Lesotho lobbies Namibia's support for Commonwealth SG position


Lesotho has lobbied for Namibia's support for its candidate for the Commonwealth Secretary General position.

The Special Envoy to Prime Minister Samuel Matekane, led by the Foreign Minister, paid a courtesy visit to President Nangolo Mbumba at State House. 

Lesotho, representing the southern region with fellow African nations Ghana and Gambia, is in the race for nomination as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth with its 56 member states, including Namibia.

The last time this seat was held by Africa was in 1999–2000.

Iran offers Namibia assistance in oil & gas


Iran has offered Namibia assistance in developing its recent oil and gas discoveries in the country.

Its Ambassador, Seyed Ali Sharifi Sadati paid a courtesy call to President Nangolo Mbumba.

Iran ranks fourth in the world and accounts for about 9% of global oil reserves.

Thus, the nation's accumulated expertise would be of great benefit to Namibia.

Dr. Sadati highlighted further areas of cooperation in education and training, agriculture, and water preservation, which he said would aid Namibia in mitigating the effects of persistent drought. 

Namibia and China businesses urged to partner in health sector


President Nangolo Mbumba has called for professional partnerships between Namibian businesses and Chinese counterparts in the health sector. 

Dr. Mbumba received a courtesy call from the delegation from AIDEA Pharma, a high-tech pharmaceutical company, at State House.

Among others, the China-based AIDEA Pharma company aims to accelerate drug innovation with a rigorous scientific attitude. 

According to Dr. Heliang Fu, the chairman of AIDEA Pharma, the strong focus is on the major diseases that seriously threaten human health. 

President Mbumba invites investors in ammonia and fertiliser production


President Nangolo Mbumba has called on potential investors to explore opportunities in ammonia and fertiliser production in Namibia and elsewhere across the African continent.

The Head of State addressed the opening session of the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health Summit underway in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Over 1000 police cadets graduate


President Nangolo Mbumba has called on the new police constables to be a formidable force that will aggressively defend the country from criminal elements.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the more than 1,000 police cadet constables at Oshakati, Mbumba reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability as new force members assume duty. 

The President reminded the graduates to ensure that the foundation laid by the founders of the Namibian Constitution—peace, unity, stability, reconciliation, and rule of law—is intact.