Presidency dismisses allegations that gov paid for first couple's children's expenses

The Presidency has dismissed allegations that the government has paid for the flight tickets and other expenses of the first couple's children to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The children, Nangula Geingos, Dangos Nangula, Kayla Elago, and Nino Kalondo, all travelled to Dubai in their private capacity, with their expenses paid for by the first couple.

In a statement issued today, the Presidency clarified that for the past nine years, President Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos have not deviated from the Treasury regulations of the government.

Agriculture sectors contribution to GDP shows consistent growth

There is a revival in the agriculture sector, and its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) has picked up and is showing consistent growth.

There are, however, some challenges remaining in the agricultural sector, namely the pricing of food owing to geopolitics.

The consumer price had increased sharply, but on the other hand, there was also a reduction in prices for producers.

Real Madrid Foundation set to open school in Namibia

The social arm of the Spanish football giants, Real Madrid, could soon establish a school in Namibia.

The Real Madrid Foundation has carried out several programmes with different schools, using sport as a tool both for education and social integration.

Spain's Ambassador to Namibia, Alberto de la Calle, briefed President Hage Geingob on these and other developments at State House.

Namibia and Spain reviewed a number of priority areas of cooperation during the second round of political consultations in June this year.

Dundee Precious Metals commits to empowering locals

Dundee Precious Metals says wealth creation and empowerment of locals remain important in line with the National Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF), which is being mooted by the government.

The framework seeks to ensure a balanced redistribution of wealth and resources in the country, but some of the provisions in the framework have raised concerns among foreign investors.

nbc News Reporter Blanche Goreses engaged the President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals, David Rae, following a courtesy meeting with President Hage Geingob at State House.

Investors welcome to aid Namibia's youth unemployment

Any investor who would help the government alleviate unemployment among the youth and create industries in Namibia is welcome.

This was the central emphasis during a courtesy meeting between President Hage Geingob and Clemens Tönnies, a German businessman, and a delegation at State House.

The German-based Tönnies Holding company operates in the food industry around the world with eight divisions: pork and beef meat, sausages, ingredients, logistics, and others.

President Hage Geingob in good health

State House has reiterated that President Hage Geingob is in good health, dismissing a report in a local daily that the Namibian Head of State was advised to prioritise his health. 

In a statement, the Presidency emphasised that Dr. Geingob has remained transparent in disclosing his health status, both when an aortic procedure was performed on him recently and when he was admitted to a local hospital.

Namibia seeks scholarships from Japan

The Minister in the Presidency, Christine ||Hoebes, has appealed to Japan to provide assistance in training Namibians in emerging sectors such as Green Hydrogen, oil, and gas.

||Hoebes, along with other Cabinet Ministers, held discussions with the visiting Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry and his delegation at State House.

Japan ranks among the top Asian countries with advanced industries in technology required for the production of energy, including green hydrogen and other sources of energy.

NamRA to leave no stone unturned in implementing Tax Law Enforcement Strategy

The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) says it will leave no stone unturned in implementing its Tax Law Enforcement Strategy to ensure that what is owed to the state is paid.

Soon after its establishment, NamRA continued its drive to optimise Namibia's tax revenue collection.

This has led to some reforms at NamRA offices countrywide to ensure compliance by companies and individuals.

Previously, regional offices such as the one at Oshakati were reported to have not been meeting revenue collection targets owing to non-compliance by taxpayers.

State House grateful to President Geingob for his exceptional leadership

The State House has extended a message of gratitude to President Geingob for his exceptional leadership.

In a statement, the State House said that on June 18, 1989, after 27 years in exile fighting for the liberation of Namibia, President Geingob led the first group of senior Swapo freedom fighters back to Namibia.

They would later play a pivotal role in the transition of Namibia to independence in 1990 and the socio-economic development of the Namibian people.