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Lusaka City Council approve renaming two roads after Namibian leaders

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All 38 councillors of Lusaka City Council in Zambia have unanimously voted in favour of gazetting two roads and renaming them after Namibian Presidents.

Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Chola Mwamba told nbc News correspondent Wamundila Chilinda that this marks the conclusion of the legal process for naming the two roads.

The two roads are among the key avenues exiting Lusaka City for southern-bound traffic.

They also connect to two other districts, namely Chilanga and Kafue.

Coastal residents grateful for free transport

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Residents of the Erongo Region have voiced their appreciation for the complimentary transportation services offered to those wishing to attend the funeral of the late President.

Hage Geingob's memorial service and funeral in the capital. 

Young and old were represented by the group of residents who gathered at the regional council to board the bus destined for the capital.

Many are still reeling in shock and have expressed grief. 

They say that as the days until the burial draw near, they are forced to come to terms with reality.

African leaders to attend President Geingob's funeral this weekend

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This weekend in Windhoek, numerous heads of state and government will come together to attend the funeral service of the late Namibian President Hage Geingob. 

In tribute to President Geingob, former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano has highlighted the pivotal role Dr. Geingob played in preparing the South West Africa People's Organisation, (SWAPO), for governance. 

Sale of alcohol prohibited on Sunday

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UPDATE | Alcohol sales are strictly prohibited this Sunday.

The Police Spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner, Kauna Shikwambi, has issued a clear directive that all liquor outlets must remain closed. 

On Saturday, however, these outlets may operate but must strictly adhere to the conditions stipulated in their liquor licences. 

Swapo members in Karibib pay tribute to Geingob

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Tributes continue to pour in from across the country as Swapo Party members in the Karibib District gathered in Usakos to celebrate the life of the late President Hage Geingob. They hosted the candlelight ceremony while singing traditional hymns.

They described the late Geingob as one of the best diplomats the nation has seen and an exemplary leader who advocated for peace, prosperity, and unity in the nation. 

Otjozondjupa War Veterans Association pays tribute to late President Geingob

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The War Veterans Association in the Otjozondjupa Region emphasises the importance of realising the green hydrogen initiative championed by the late President Hage Geingob.

Vetungua Kauari, speaking on behalf of the regional members, stated that the elders fully support the green hydrogen project, which is intended to benefit all Namibian citizens.

Kauari made these statements during his speech at the Otjozondjupa regional memorial service held in honour of Dr. Geingob at Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo.

Various establishments set up remembrance tables in memory of late President Geingob

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The late President Hage Geingob was a key figure in politics and also played a crucial role in shaping the business environment.

nbc News visited various establishments that had set up remembrance tables in memory of him, evoking reflections on his legacy.

These tables were promptly arranged following the news of his passing.

The News team's first visit was to Maerua Lifestyle Centre, where at Super Spar Maerua, an impressive remembrance table was on display.

Minister Theofelus provides update on preparations for Dr Geingob's memorial events 

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The Minister of Information, Communication, and Technology, Emma Theofelus, today updated the nation on progress made in preparing for the memorial events leading up to the burial of President Hage Geingob.

The ICT Minister further warned against spreading false information regarding the funeral arrangements.

Teofelus emphasised that the public should rely solely on verified information from official channels, specifically the ICT Ministry's online platforms and the National Broadcaster, nbc, as the premium source of information.

Patients still have unanswered questions about Dr. Geingob's death

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The matron at Rundu Intermediate Hospital, Martina Hausiku, says a number of elderly patients had a lot of questions after they found out about the death of Dr. Hage Geingob.

When the news broke that Dr. Hage Geingob had died, various Namibians were either at home or on their way somewhere else. 

But a large majority found out about his death while admitted to the hospital. The elderly patients, especially, had a lot of questions for the hospital staff.