Outgoing High Commissioner of Malaysia concludes mission in Namibia

It is imperative that Namibia and Malaysia strengthen bilateral relations to the level they were at the dawn of Namibia's independence.

This was said by President Hage Geingob during a farewell courtesy call by the outgoing High Commissioner of Malaysia, Hishamuddin Ibrahim, at State House.

The Malaysian diplomat completed his tour of duty after a seven-year posting to Namibia.

Geingob appeals that Green Hydrogen project be given a chance to take off

President Hage Geingob has appealed that the Green Hydrogen project be given a chance to take off and change the socio-economic conditions of the two southern regions and the country at large.

The political leadership of the Hardap and ||Kharas Regions also witnessed the signing of the Feasibility and Implementation Agreement.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi clarified that the funding of the Green Hydrogen project is private sector-driven and not from the government coffers.

SADC proposes that ongoing conflict in eastern DRC be discussed at African Union and UN level

SADC has proposed that the issue of the ongoing conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) be escalated to the African Union and the United Nations.

President Hage Geingob, who is also the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation, said this during a visit from Huang Xia at the State House.

Huang is the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region.

President Geingob commemorates International Nurses Day

President Hage Geingob says the important role of nurses and their selfless commitment and sacrifices cannot go unappreciated.

Geingob joined in to commemorate International Nurses Day, celebrated today (Friday).

International Nurses Day is celebrated annually worldwide to recognise nurses' contributions to healthcare and raise awareness of the crucial roles they play in promoting the health and wellness of people.

Namibia reclaims number one position on the Press Freedom Index

Namibia has reclaimed the number one position on the Press Freedom Index as the country with the freest press in Africa, from second position the previous year.

The country is also ranked 22 out of 180 countries in the world.

In a media statement, the Presidency expressed delight, saying, "As the Fourth Estate, President Geingob always says that the media is crucial to democracy and plays an essential role in keeping the public informed and government institutions accountable.’’

Geingob, Ramaphosa to discuss bilateral issues

State House says President Hage Geingob and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa will discuss bilateral issues including the Orange River Border question, the Southern African Customs Union as well as regional, continental and international matters of mutual concern.

President Geingob is set to undertake a three-day state visit to South Africa on invitation by President Ramaphosa.

More students from ||Kharas and Hardap to benefit from green hydrogen scholarships - Geingob

President Hage Geingob has emphasized that the second round of scholarships for studies in Green Hydrogen and related fields would pay specific attention to the ||Kharas and Hardap regions.

Dr. Geingob addressed a community meeting at Luderitz on Friday, where he clarified that he requested a review of the process to ensure inclusivity.

Last month, the government, through funding from the German government, awarded more than 90 scholarships to deserving Namibians to study Green Hydrogen and related fields at institutions of higher learning in Namibia and Germany.

President Geingob commends Luderitz youth for keen interest shown in energy production

President Hage Geingob has commended the youth of Luderitz for their keen interest in the ongoing discussion about Namibia's ambition to become an energy-producing country.

The head of state made this observation during a town hall engagement with the community of Luderitz on the development of a Green Hydrogen industry in the county.

Dr. Geingob stressed that tribalism and regionalism are hampering development progress noting that young people need to continue playing their part in the development of the country. 

President Geingob says universal health coverage remains a priority

President Hage Geingob says universal health coverage remains a priority for Namibia as the country joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization.

Dr. Geingob said in a statement that the priority is to ensure that every Namibian has access to health care where and when they need it, without the financial burden that may limit access.

Over the past 75 years, the world has witnessed advancements in public health worth celebrating.

Namibian Presidency dismisses $3,000 grants advertisement

The Presidency has dismissed an advertisement purporting that President Hage Geingob and his Zambian counterpart, Hakainde Hichilema, are giving out grants of $3,000.

The advert in question made the rounds on social media, stating that: HAGE 3000 DOLLARS CASH GRANT IS NOW OPEN AND IS ONGOING.

It further purports that the alleged cash grant is an initiative of Presidents Geingob and Hichilema, luring people to click on the link to access cash from the two statesmen.