Erongo Region plans a comprehensive memorial programme for Geingob

Niël Terblanché

The Erongo Region is set to pay tribute to the late President Hage Geingob with a series of memorial events.

The plans were announced by Governor Neville Andre and he said that the events are designed to honour the President’s legacy and contributions.

Andre said the programme will span over the next week and a half, culminating in a regional memorial service.

He outlined a variety of activities intended to celebrate President Geingob’s life and achievements.

Billboards featuring the President’s image and messages will be erected at key locations throughout the region, including the entrances to Omaruru, Karibib, Usakos, and Arandis, as well as at major roadblocks near Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Local authorities are also set to display banners in strategic spots within their towns to further commemorate the President’s influence.

Memorial services are planned across all constituencies, with coordination led by the Chairperson of the Erongo Regional Council and the Chief Regional Officer.

The Directorate of Education is organizing memorial services in educational institutions to allow Namibia’s youth to pay their respects and reflect on President Geingob’s legacy.

The business community will gather on February 15th at the Atlantic Hotel in Walvis Bay, recognizing President Geingob’s advocacy for economic growth and the vital role of the private sector in the nation’s economy.

In addition, Erongo Red has pledged to sponsor the lighting of memorial lights across all seven towns in the region on February 16th, symbolizing the unity President Geingob consistently championed.

A special session for the elderly, a demographic dear to President Geingob, is scheduled for February 17th at the multi-purpose Center in Mondesa.

This will be followed by a memorial tree planting ceremony on February 19th, marking a lasting tribute to the President’s memory.

A moment of reflection will take place on February 20th, featuring parades in each town to honour President Geingob’s contributions.

The main regional memorial service is set for February 22nd at the Vineta Stadium in Swakopmund, providing a final opportunity for the community to pay their respects.

To ensure wide accessibility, local authorities will arrange live streaming of the main memorial and burial services in designated open spaces for those unable to attend in person.

Governor Andre also urged shebeen and bar owners to lower their music during the mourning period as a gesture of respect for President Geingob’s leadership and legacy.

The comprehensive memorial activities underscore the deep affection and respect the Erongo Region and its inhabitants had for President Geingob.

His impactful presence and dedication to the region, especially noted in his final months and official event, will be remembered and celebrated through these heartfelt tributes.

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