NTLA mourns President Geingob

KEETMANSHOOP: Chief of the |Hai-|Khaua Traditional Authority (TA), Johannes Isaack, on behalf of all the Nama clans on Monday expressed his condolences to the former First Lady, Monica Geingos, children, family and the entire country on the death of President Hage Geingob on Sunday.

Speaking at a press conference here on Monday, Isaack, who is the chairman of the Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) said: ‘It is with faith in our Lord’s declaration and with profound sorrow that we, the NTLA, together with all our Nama traditional authorities and the entire Nama nation, extend our sincere condolences to our First Lady, Monica Geingos, the children and extended family. NTLA also extends our deepest condolences to His Excellency, President Nangolo Mbumba and his wife, the Government of the Republic of Namibia, and the entire Namibian nation. May President Hage Geingob’s soul rest in eternal peace.’

Isaack said even if the leadership style of the late Head of State was sometimes not understood by sosme,
he was an excellent administrator and policy-maker, adding that his caring and commitment towards the elders and the wellbeing of the entire Namibian nation will be remembered and cherished forever.

‘For the Namibian nation, this will indeed be a painful and challenging period. Our nation never experienced the loss of a president, especially not a sitting president. During these difficult times, we are acknowledging that life’s challenges are an unavoidable part of the human experience, which must be approached with calm, patience and fortitude,’ said Isaack.

He added that the Namibian people know about pain because of the genocide and colonisation, but that they endured hardships with grace, and therefore, understand transcending suffering, embracing challenges and the ultimate manifesting of strength and resilience.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency