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Rugunda leads Uganda’s delegation to Namibia President Hage Geingob’s funeral

Uganda has dispatched a high-ranking delegation to Namibia to partake in the state funeral of the late H.E. Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob.

The Ugandan delegation was led by former Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda

Geingob, the third President of the Republic of Namibia passed away on the 4th of February, 2024, following a battle with cancer.

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The Ugandan delegation is led by the Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, the former Prime Minister, who is currently serving as the Presidential Special Envoy.

Other officials on the delegation include Mrs. Joan Kategeya, Senior Presidential Advisor - Office of the President; Hon. Bagiire Vincent Waiswa, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA); and Amb Paul Amoru, Uganda’s High Commissioner to Namibia,

Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob, aged 82, left an indelible mark on the hearts of many across the globe, not just as a politician but as a visionary leader whose life's work was dedicated to the service of his people and the broader objectives of African unity and progress.

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The Namibian Vice-President, Nangolo Mbumba, in announcing the leader's passing, highlighted the profound loss felt by the nation, describing Geingob as "a distinguished servant of the people, a liberation struggle icon, the chief architect of our constitution, and the pillar of the Namibian house."

The late President's demise came after a fight with cancer, diagnosed following a routine medical examination.

His passing at the Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek, surrounded by his family, has drawn an outpouring of condolences and tributes from across the world

President Geingob will be laid to rest today, Sunday, February 25.

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