Tributes speak of Geingob’s rapport with business sector

Hage G. Geingob

The rapport the late president Hage Geingob had with companies and captains of industry continues to be reflected in the tributes that continue pouring out.

While the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group and its executive chairman, Sven Thieme, stands in solidarity with the nation to collectively mourn Geingob, the company says Geingob has devoted his life to the service of Namibia and the continent, and “served our country with dignity, integrity and a steadfast belief in the unlimited potential of the people of Namibia”.

O&L in a media advertisement said: “As the O&L Group, we will forever be grateful for the support, interest and trust that president Geingob had in our organisation.

We extend our deepest condolences to the former first lady, madame Monica Geingos, the children of president Geingob, the bereaved family and the entire Namibian nation.

“May we find solace in the innumerable achievements of our country under the guidance and leadership of president Geingob and may we draw inspiration from his legacy and his greatest dream of ‘a prosperous Namibia for all’ as we continue to contribute to the growth, prosperity and future of our country.”

Rössing Uranium went further to quote the late president as saying: “In order to seize the opportunities that are in line with our ambitions and expectations, we should redouble our efforts to make Namibia a better country.

I call on each one of you to work harder for our collective welfare.”

The company says: “The Rössing Uranium family was honoured to host you at our mine in 2016 to celebrate our 40th anniversary and inaugurate the Hage Geingob Mining Viewpoint.

We are grateful for the shared memories, and we will forever remember you as a conveyor of prosperity for the Namibian House. May your legacy live on.”

The chairperson of the Africa Economic Leadership Council, Heinrich Hafeni, says the organisation is deeply saddened by the loss of Geingob.

“Your leadership and dedication to our country will always be remembered, and your legacy will continue to inspire future generations. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the rest of Namibia,” Hafeni, who also owns Hafeni Tours at the coast, says.

Namdeb and Momentum Metropolitan have extended their heartfelt condolences to Geingob’s widow, Monica Geingos, his family, friends and the nation.

“President Geingob’s legacy of unity and leadership will forever inspire us. Let us stand together during this difficult time, finding strength in our shared bond as a nation,” Momentum says.

Furnmart and Home Corp furniture retail group says: “We stand united during this difficult time with his family and the Namibian people as they mourn the loss of a great leader.”

Business person Kaura Kaura has extended his condolences to Geingos, the family and the nation, and said the Kaura family has had bonds with the Geingobs for decades, dating back to the late 1950s.

Their late father Katuutire Kaura and Geingob were classmates and friends at Augustinium, together with numerous other Namibians who joined the struggle for independence, including Peter Katjavivi, Hidipo Hamutenya, Theo-Ben Gurirab, Mose Tjitendero and Victorine Kaura.

“Geingob has done his part and now it’s left to us to take the baton and take it to the next level. May his gentle soul rest in power,” he said.

– email: matthew@namibian.com.na

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