President Geingob is back on Namibian soil

Niël Terblanché

President Hage Geingob arrived back in Namibia on Wednesday evening following a two-day novel treatment regime for cancer in the United States of America.

According to a statement issued by the Namibian Presidency, the Head of State was admitted to a hospital in Windhoek upon his arrival in the capital city where he will receive the remainder of the cancer treatment.

President Geingob’s cancer diagnosis came after routine a colonoscopy and gastroscopy that he underwent at the beginning of January. A subsequent biopsy detected cancerous cells.

Shortly after the diagnosis was made public, President Geingob accepted a medical offer from leading scientists and medical professionals in Los Angeles, California, to undergo specialized cancer treatment.

The Presidency also disclosed that the crucial medical technology used for the President’s treatment in the United States would be transferred to Namibia.

This transfer would result in the necessary exchange of advanced medical skills and technology which will be utilized for the treatment of other patients diagnosed with cancer in Namibia.

Despite these health challenges, President Geingob has chosen to continue fulfilling his presidential responsibilities, aligning with his longstanding commitment to public office, effective governance, and a policy of transparency and accountability, particularly regarding his health.

“In the event of absence from duty due to treatment, the President as Head of the Executive and Chair of the Cabinet will delegate duties to the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, including other members of the Cabinet and the Executive,” the Presidency said.

The President has always stressed that effective governance is about teamwork and not a one-man show.

The Presidency gave the assurance that President Geingob is in good spirits and will continue to carry out his duties as Head of State.

Upon his return to Namibia, President Geingob thanked all Namibians, world leaders and friends for their prayers, messages of support and well wishes.

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