A true pan-Africanist and visionary …World leaders pay respect to Geingob
■ By Confidente Reporter
THE late President Hage Geingob has received glowing tribute from World leaders, particularly African leaders, who described him as a true pan-Africanist and visionary.
Geingob died on February 4, 2024, at Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek. He was 82.
Geingob served as Namibia’s third President from 2015 until his death and was also President of the ruling SWAPO Party from 2017, a position he held until his passing. He was Namibia’s first Prime Minister from 1990 to 2002 and served in the same capacity from 2012 to 2015.
Between 2008 and 2012, Geingob served as Minister of Trade and Industry.
World leaders described Geingob as a pan-Africanist and freedom fighter who worked hard to ensure Namibia’s freedom and economic emancipation. The United Nations Secretariat of the International High-Level Panel on Water Investment for Africa said President Geingob had left an indelible mark on the continent’s history.
Geingob served as one of the founding Co-Chairs of the High-Level Panel along with Macky Sall, President of Senegal; Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands; and Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania.
“He is widely recognised for his unwavering commitment to realising the fundamental human right to access to clean water and proper sanitation.
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