Erongo Governor calls for unity while Geingob’s death is mourned

SWAKOPMUND: Erongo Region Governor Neville Andre Itope has called on the Namibian nation to continue the late President Hage Geingob’s legacy of not leaving anyone behind, as the nation mourns his passing.

In an interview with Nampa on Sunday, Itope, who highlighted President Geingob’s contribution towards the country’s independence and development over the years, said his passing is not only a great loss to his family but to the entire nation.

‘We are called upon as the Namibian nation during this sad time to stay united and strong as well as to continue his legacy and also to ensure a Namibian house which he has always affectionately been preaching for,’ he expressed.

Itope further called on Namibians to learn from the late president’s teachings, regardless of tribe, race and political differences.

‘President Geingob has also established a system that enables us to rely on institutions, therefore we should get the confidence in this system and continue this legacy.’

The governor commended the president
for his major contributions to the establishment of sectors such as green hydrogen, among others, which currently hold the potential of creating financial stability for Namibia.

‘We therefore need to work hard to ensure that these industries that were discovered during his leadership continue to grow and benefit the Namibian nation, as this would have been his wish,’ Itope expressed.

President Geingob passed away in a Windhoek hospital during the early morning hours of Sunday, where he was admitted in intensive care following his return from the United States of America where he had gone for treatment.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency