Geingob leaves for treatment in America

WINDHOEK: President Hage Geingob is travelling to the United States of America Wednesday night to undergo seven days of specialised medical treatment.

A media statement issued on Wednesday by the Office of the President said following his public announcement on 19 February 2024 about cancerous cells being detected, Geingob accepted a medical offer by leading scientists and medical professionals in Los Angeles, California to undergo novel therapy for the cancerous cells from 25 January to 02 February 2024.

The statement indicated that the travel, medical and accommodation expenses of the Head of State will not be incurred by Government, noting that 95 per cent of the treatment for the cancerous cells will be carried out in Namibia.

‘The Presidency wishes to once again reassure Namibians that President Geingob is in good spirits and continues to discharge his duties as Head of State,’ it noted.

During the president’s short medical leave, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba will be acting as president.

Geingob would like to thank Namibians and friends from across the globe for their support, prayers and messages of best wishes,’ the Presidency said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency