Protocol with Namibia’s national symbols must be maintained

Niël Terblanché

Dr Peya Mushelenga, the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, has reiterated the importance of maintaining protocol with Namibia’s national symbols during the period of national mourning in Namibia.

He said Namibians must focus on the proper protocol regarding national symbols and the memory of the late president.

Mushelenga advised that public and private offices keep the portrait of the late President Hage Geingob displayed until further notice.

The minister also announced that official books of condolences have been placed at Casa Rosalia, the residence of the late President, the Parliament Building, the Office of the Prime Minister, regional governors’ offices, the office of the Chief Justice, and all Namibian diplomatic missions around the globe, allowing nationals and dignitaries to express their condolences and pay their respects.

Mushelenga earlier this week said institutions that want to host big memorial services must obtain approval from the national preparatory committee convened through the ministry.

He added that smaller gatherings to honour the late President are permitted without applying for permits.

According to Mushelenga, these measures reflect the nation’s deep respect for Geingob’s contributions and the collective mourning process, ensuring that the legacy of his leadership and the nation’s protocols are upheld during this solemn time.

The recent passing of Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has drawn condolences and expressions of respect from various international dignitaries and heads of state, reflecting his significant role in Namibia’s history and his contributions on the global stage.

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