Kahungu and Geingob danced like no one was looking

BOND … Swapo Party Women’s Council secretary Fransina Kahungu and president Hage Geingob.

Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) secretary Fransina Kahungu has described her relationship with Geingob as a close bond filled with laughter and a shared hobby of dancing.

Geingob’s communication skills and unreserved social relationship with everyone also strengthened their relationship, she says.

“The two of us used to dance in public without listening to opinions of people about us dancing,” Kahungu says.

Speaking on behalf of the (SPWC), Kahungu says Swapo’s administration tools will continue to indicate the works of president Geingob, while various documents, including the Blue Book, will continue to speak to his contributions.

Many people today are appreciating how the late president identified their talents and potential, Kahungu says.

She describes Geingob as a pioneer of the Swapo constitution who influenced the SPWC positively, with the aim of keeping people united, irrespective of race, religion, sex or ethnic origin, into a democratic, vibrant and peace-loving nation.

“He ensured a sustained increase in women’s participation, inclusivity and influence within Swapo through advocacy, lobbying and a campaign of inclusion of women in development,” she says.

Kahungu also commends president Geingob for his choice in making Monica Geingos the first lady, who changed the face of the office of the first lady.

“I attribute smart works of the first lady of Namibia’s office to the eagle of the eye of the Presidency when identifying the talents,” Kahungu adds.

Kahungu also describes Geingob as an approachable leader who implemented an open-door policy.

“He was a good listener, who listened with the purpose to tap from the wisdom of all speakers. When there was a discussion about a difficult topic, his job was to do research, survey and conduct assessment from all participants.”

“On 22 January, as SPWC secretary, I delivered a message of good health wishes on behalf of SPWC to the late president at Casa Rosalia, Geingob’s private residence.

“On 3 February, after the media release by president Nangolo Mbumba with the update on the health of the former president, the SPWC held a prayer session,” Kahungu recalls.

“I did not go to bed, until 4 February, when the official announcement of the death was made,” Kahungu says.
“I was shattered, God’s decision hurts me. In this confusion and disbelief, I drove to Casa Rosalia at 05h00 in the morning,” she says.

Kahungu adds that she appreciates a life well lived and the excellent work done in Geingob’s office.

“I humbly request the Geingob family and responsible persons to finalise the planned documentary of the life of Hage Gottfried Geingob, to reflect on his legacy and cherish his memories.”

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