VIPs at Independence celebration directed to buy own food

Namibian President Hage Geingob directed all VIPs to buy their own food following the Independence Day celebrations.

State House said the President's directive was informed by the attendance at the Independence Day celebrations and the significance of the day itself.

The organizers expected about 15,000 people, but it is estimated that more than 20,000 showed up to join in the festivities.

President Geingob made the impromptu decision and ordered about a thousand VIPs in attendance to cater for themselves.

Independence Day, a day to cultivate positive aspects of our national identity- President Geingob

President Hage Geingob says Independence Day is a day to put differences aside and cultivate positive aspects of our national identity.

He says wherever there are problems, Namibians should take responsibility and collectively resolve to solve them.

Namibians from all regions of the country converged at the Olufuko Centre at Outapi for the 33rd Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday.

The celebrations kicked off early, as people started arriving at the Olufuko Center at 6 o'clock in the morning.

President Geingob to reflect on significant achievements in Independence Day address

State House says President Hage Geingob's address on Independence Day will be consistent in reflecting on significant achievements in nation-building over the past 33 years, notwithstanding the work that lies ahead toward total economic emancipation. 

Press Secretary, Alfredo Hengari says most of the achievements outlined by the President during the State of the Nation Address speak to a resurgent nation, consistent with this year being one of revival.

Dr. Naftal Hamata burried in Eehnana

Well-known medical doctor, Naftal Hamata, was buried at the Eenhana Memorial Shrine in Ohangwena Region.

Mourners first flocked to the Ongwediva Trade Fair Centers for his memorial service on Friday.

Speaker after speaker, in reminiscing on his life, described the late medical doctor as a selfless person whose contributions to Namibia, both pre-and post-independence, are worthy of applause.

President Geingob described the late Hamata as a fitting portrayal of a servant leader whose name shall remain anchored in the country's history.

Namibia supports China's peace plan for Russia and Ukraine

Namibia supports China's 12-point peace plan for Russia and Ukraine as part of the Global Security Initiative concept paper.

President Hage Geingob said this in his message of congratulations to his counterpart, Xi Jinping, on his re-election as President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission last week.

The 69-year-old President Xi was voted in unopposed by nearly 3,000 delegates to the Chinese National People's Congress last week, securing a third term.

Late Abisai Uetuesapi Mungendje get official funeral

President Hage Geingob has conferred an official funeral on the late Abisai Uetuesapi Mungendje.

This was announced by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT).

Mungendje died on the 9th of this month, aged 99.

Mungendje's memorial service took place at Toasis in the Aminuis Constituency of Omaheke on Saturday.

He was born on August 14, 1924, in the Waterberg area.

His father, Mbujatuzuu Hijaputi Mungendje, and mother, Kondorokee Penina Mungendje, were displaced during the 1904–1908 Ovaherero and Nama genocide.

National Assembly approves reappointment of Junias Kandjeke

The National Assembly has unanimously approved the reappointment of Junias Kandjeke for another 5-year term.

The re-appointment of Kandjeke was recommended by President Hage Geingob and motivated by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila in the National Assembly today (Tue).

Kandjeke's first term as AG came into being in 2003.

MPs heaped praise on Kandjeke for the work he did over the 20 years he served in the position.

Dr Hamata conferred state funeral

President Hage Geingob has conferred a state funeral on the former Health Director of the Oshana Region, Naftali Hamata. 

The Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. George Simataa, confirmed this to nbc News.

Dr. Hamata died last week, aged 78.

The renowned medical doctor served in various portfolios after independence, including those of special advisor, medical superintendent, and regional health director, to name but a few.

During the liberation struggle, he treated wounded PLAN fighters and provided health care at Onamishu village in the Ohangwena region.

President Geingob extends condolences to Mungendje family

President Hage Geingob has extended condolences to the children and the entire bereaved family of the late Absai Uetuesapi Mungendje. 

The divine priest Mungendje died on Thursday, aged 99.

President Geingob said Mungendje’s death is a major loss to the Ovaherero community and the Namibian nation. 

Mungendje was entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the sacred shrine at the Chief Hosea Kutako homestead at Toasis village in Aminius.