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NPC and MURD honour the African Icon – His Excellency, Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob

Candlelight Vigil

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – on Friday, 9 February 2024, the National Planning Commission (NPC) of Namibia and the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) held a joint candlelight session in remembrance of His Excellency, Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob, the President of the Republic of Namibia, following his passing on, on 4 February 2024 in Windhoek.

At this occasion, staff members of the two institutions gathered to observe a moment of silence in honour of the African hero, the President. Consequently, the Heads of the two institutions, Hon. Obeth Kandjoze – the Director General of the NPC and Hon. Erastus Uutoni – Minister of MURD facilitated the candle-lit exercise.

Hon. Erastus Uutoni described President Geingob as a leader who devoted his time to ensuring that every Namibian citizen enjoys the available resources, empasising that he was a Champion of inclusivity.

“President Geingob’s dedication to economic development should be greatly cherished by all”,

Hon. Erastus Uutoni

he asserted. Further, he recounted that the President had not only promoted Namibia’s economy but connected Namibia internationally, which is worth a praise.  Moreover, Hon Uutoni reminisced on President Geingob’s love for the youth, stressing that it led to him to initiate the game changing Green Hydrogen project to help curb youth unemployment and foster economic growth. He appealed to everyone to continue the President’s legacy of inclusiveness, as it is the only way Namibians will be able to develop the country.

Hon. Obeth Kandjoze, the Director General of NPC reiterated how President Geingob had made a substantial impact in the life of every Namibian. He emphasised President Geingob’s commitment to serving Namibia of which he advocated for a united Namibian house.

Ambassador Lineekela Mboti, the Chief Executive Officer and Focal Point of the African Peer Review Mechanism office in Namibia expressed how President Geingob had a vision for a united Namibian house and stressed that the only way the citizens of the country would continue to honour his legacy, is through unity of purpose and commitment to one’s work, following in the Presidents footsteps of having committed  his entire life to serving the Namibian nation.  Amb. Mboti further emphasised that due to the President’s vision, Namibia experienced a very peaceful transition and swift transfer of power, following his death. Moreover, he stressed that such peaceful transition is a Namibian way of a new Africa that President Geingob had envisioned.

President Hage Geingob will be remembered forever and will forever be in the hearts of everyone.