Netherlands memorial service honours late President Geingob

OSHAKATI: Namibia’s Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the Mission to the European Union held a memorial service in honour of the late President Hage Geingob on Saturday.

President Geingob died at the age of 82 on 04 February 2024 and was laid to rest on 25 February.

The memorial service was broadcast live on Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) television.

During the service, Dr Mekondjo Kaapanda-Girnus, Namibia’s Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, and the European Union, described the late President Geingob as a committed freedom fighter and extinguished statesman who had a huge impact on Namibia.

She remarked that political analysts, historians, and scholars will examine and document President Geingob’s legacy for decades to come.

‘It was touching seeing people from all walks of life coming together in large numbers to invoke the power of unity which the late president used to preach,’ the ambassador said.

Additionally, Kaapanda-Girnus noted that President Geingob was a forceful, impassioned, and outspoken leader. She also emphasised his deep commitment to the principles of equality and self-determination, as well as his staunch defence of Namibians on the international stage.

Various speakers at the memorial service highlighted the late president’s wisdom, diplomatic finesse, and steadfast dedication to the welfare of Namibians.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency