Heineken International intends to keep Namibia Breweries Limited brand

Dutch beer brewing giant Heineken International intends to keep the Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) brand as it is and further increase employment by localising production.

The top management of Heineken and NBL paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House.

Heineken International last month concluded the acquisition of the majority shares in the country's giant beverage producer, Namibia Breweries, and Distell Group Holdings.

Finland returns extracted stone fragments of the Ondonga people

Finland has returned the extracted stone fragments of the Ondonga people to the Namibian government.

The handover was done at State House, witnessed by President Hage Geingob and his counterpart, Sauli Niinisto of Finland.

The stone fragments were taken by a Finnish missionary, Martii Rautanen, more than 130 years ago from the Ondonga kingdom.

Rautanen was believed to be on a research mission when he came across the stone and took parts of it for experiments.

President Hage Geingob welcomes new foreign Heads of Mission

President Hage Geingob has urged the new foreign Heads of Mission to improve trade and industry development between Namibia and their respective countries.

Dr. Geingob received letters of credence from ten new diplomatic Heads of Mission accredited to Namibia at State House today (Thursday).

As diplomatic tradition dictates, after the presentation of letters of credence, the diplomats can now perform their full functions in Namibia as the receiving state.

State House dismisses claims on Vice President Nangolo Mbumba's retirement plans

State House has dismissed claims that Vice President Nangolo Mbumba announced plans to retire without giving a specific date.

State House, in a statement, said that since the Vice President serves at the behest of the head of state as the appointing authority, it would be strange for Mbumba to announce his retirement plans at a public meeting.

The statement said Mbumba indicated to NEKA members that he would not run for any government position after his term ends in March 2025.

No truth to assertions attributed to Vice President Nangolo Mbumba - State House

State House says there is simply no truth to assertions made in the local daily newspaper article, attributed to Vice President Nangolo Mbumba.

The article was titled 'Young people will never win elections—Mbumba, as he announces retirement plans', which State House says is false.

Vice President Mbumba addressed the re-union meeting of the Namibian Exiled Kids Association over the weekend, where he called on the youth to embrace the motto 'One Namibia, One Nation', as the statement says.

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.

De Beers Group CEO at State House

The De Beers Group says its current deals with countries, including Namibia, are fair and appropriate.
The Group's outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Cleaver, paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House.

Cleaver also introduced the incoming Chief Executive, Al Cook, to Dr. Geingob and Mines and Energy Minister, Tom Alweendo.

Cook will also be representing De Beers Group on the board of Namdeb Holdings, which is a 50/50 venture with the government.

Miss Namibia organization will soon create platform to train title holders in entrepreneurship

The Miss Namibia organization will soon create a platform where title holders will be given masterclasses in entrepreneurship and additional skills.

According to nbc's Director General Stanley Similo, the organization is transitioning away from solely providing platforms for beauty pageants.

Five Heads of  Mission present letters of credence to President Geingob

President Hage Geingob has urged diplomats accredited to Namibia to explore new areas of cooperation using the existing frameworks.

The President received letters of credence from five Heads of Mission at State House.

The new diplomats include the USA's Randy Berry, Zhao Weiping from China, Muktar Kedir Abdu from Ethiopia, and Alexis Bukuru from Burundi.

Ambassadors Berry and Zhao are the only resident ambassadors, while the rest are concurrently accredited to Namibia and South Africa.