Hage Geingob

Swapo has no guilt feeling

Swapo has no guilt feeling

Martin Endjala The Swapo President president Hage Geingob refuses to be made feel guilty for being a member of the party. “I am tired of people trying to make us feel guilty simply for just being part of Swapo”. The party president said this during the Swapo Party Central Committee official opening in Windhoek over the weekend. In his welcoming remarks, Geingob wasted no time in confronting persistent ridiculing and trying to shame and blame Swapo for everything wrong during their gatherings. The SWAPO patriot said that the idea of targeting former liberation struggle movements is born of selfishness and…
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Swapo Politburo split over constitutional amendments

Swapo Politburo split over constitutional amendments

The Swapo Party President and Vice President were pitted against each other in the Politburo meeting over whether the controversial ‘Helmut Amendments’ should be endorsed or be relooked.Hage Geingob and Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa were in opposing territory as they Politburo differed over the amendments. Ndaitwah, who seem to be favoured by the amendments, argued that the amendments should not be up for any discussions and should just be endorsed. Geingob on the other hand pushed for them to be subjected to a review. The Swapo Party Central Committee meeting this weekend will now have the enviable task to decisively deal with…
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Youth urged to take charge of their future

Youth urged to take charge of their future

Martin Endjala Young people are urged to take charge of their future and to empower their vision by ensuring that they fulfill it. “Each generation must discover their own mission to fulfill it or betray it”. President Hage Geingob said this quoting from the seminal work of Frantz Fannon, the ‘Wretched of the Earth’ when he opened the 17th Namibia National Students Organization congress (NANSO) today in Windhoek. Geingob emphasized that leaders must first be accountable to themselves and respectfulness and not to seek for it but to live by it. ‘’Firstly we must be accountable and respectful to ourselves…
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State of the Nation Address eagerly awaited

State of the Nation Address eagerly awaited

Martin Endjala President Hage Geingob will be delivering his annual State of the Nation Address tomorrow, 6 April 2022 in the National Assembly chamber on the government’s future policies and draw a comparison to last year’s plans as laid out in the 20021 address, as well as responding to questions from parliamentarians. This was announced by the acting public relations officer Rafael Hangula in a media statement dated 5th of April 2022. The address is in accordance with Article 32 (2) of the Namibian Constitution that accords the executive branch responsibility of government to the legislative branch, which stipulates that…
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Geingob promises heaven and earth to investors

Geingob promises heaven and earth to investors

PRESIDENT Hage Geingob has assured investors that they can invest in Namibia without any concern whether or not their investment including capital, machinery and know-how would be safe and that they would be allowed to repatriate profits to their home country. The president said this when he addressed the Namibia Investment Summit in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates at the side lines of the Expo 2020 Dubai. ‘’On these questions let me reassure you that not only is Namibia a rule-based democracy with membership to international investment protection conventions and instruments such as the international Investment protecting conventions and…
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Parliament debate on youth unemployment long overdue

Eba Kandovazu BY the end of 2021, Namibia is expected to reach a staggering 50.3% youth unemployment rate. This is according to Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) Member of Parliament (MP), Inna Hengari, notifying Parliament today to debate the issue. Hengari says the youth labour force is 576 000 youth with 265 770 thereof unemployed and roaming the streets. This, according to her, represented by the end of 2018 a 46% youth unemployment. Hengari also notes that the youth unemployment rate in Namibia is more than twice than that of adults. “More concerning, is that the highest qualification of 229 259…
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State House rushes to contain COVID-19 spread

State House rushes to contain COVID-19 spread

Rose-Mary Haufiku State House has rushed to contain any more infections that could emerge after President Hage Geingob and first lady Monica Geingos tested positive for COVID-19. Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari told the Windhoek Observer that COVID-19 health protocols had been activated, with the President’s close proximity staff and their families being tested for the virus, while State House would be fumigated. “The necessary COVID-19 health protocols have been activated to ensure the speedy recovery of the President and the First Lady, including the protection of the entire entourage of the First Couple. Moreover, family and staff members who work…
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Air Namibia’s troubles mount …as transportation commission seeks its license

Air Namibia’s troubles mount …as transportation commission seeks its license

Andrew Kathindi Air Namibia’s troubles could be compounded after a source at the Transportation Commission of Namibia (TCN), revealed that an application to revoke the airline’s license is still to go ahead. “A lot of events have overtaken everything, and that will be guided by that. But as it stands, the matter is still in court, it’s not done yet,” revealed the source. A court matter heard on 2 February to revoke Air Namibia’s license was postponed to 12 March. This is the second attempt by the commission to cancel the national flag carrier’s license over the last twelve months.…
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Freedom of speech is absolute

State House Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari got it wrong when he decried legal plans for citizens to demonstrate against the killing of Namibians by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF). The best course of action for government officials regarding citizens expressing their constitutional right to demonstrate and express their opinions (following all regulations), was to say nothing. During an election campaign and any other time, the president should not be exposed in such a way. The statements articulated on this issue make Hage Geingob look as if he wants people to be silent just because he says so. The statements came…
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Geingob instructs MPs – can they comply?

After reading the Swapo Party President’s speech to the class of MPs sitting in the current Parliament, we see a glimmer of something that has been dimmed for so long. In his well-written speech before Swapo MPs this week, Hage Geingob delivered brass tacks, internal political strategizing guidelines. His message was clear and on-point. The president’s insightful words included tactical strategies, marching orders for diligence, demands that MPs read and be informed and orders to stand together as an active party. He challenged opposition tactics and called for an end to the lackadaisical lethargy borne of 30 years of a…
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