Geingob celebrates 78th birthday with children and senior citizens

President HageGeingob on Saturday visited Village Hope children to have lunch and celebrate his 78th birthday.

The Head of State was born on 03 August 1941 in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region and he turned 78 on Saturday, 03 August 2019.

Speaking at the event, president said he feels blessed to celebrate his birthday surrounded by children, adding that children are the future leaders, hence huge caring responsibility.

We have to build a one Namibian House irrespective of colour, ethnic, and tribe, he stated.

The president advised the youth saying it takes hard work, discipline and commitment to become a leader, adding that it is not a decoration to carry that responsibility.

Leadership is not a necklace which you can put around your neck, leadership comes with responsibility and trust, said Hage.

A 13-year-old, Clyton Karl prepared a special speech for the Head of State. In his speech, Karl wished him well adding that he has a dream to become President one day, and asked him what it takes to become a leader.

The Head of State encouraged the youth with such visionary ideas to be disciplined and avoid indulging in evil activities such as knifing people, drug abuse amongst others.

Speaking to Nampa on side-line after the event, a 31�years-old Sara Ngumba shared her gratitude for being invited by the President to join him together with her son, HageNgumba who was also born on 3 August.

For me this is a blessing to receive a special invitation by the Head of State, said a joyous Ngumba

On her part, First Lady, Monika Geingos wished him well as he turned 78 years adding that the President is always attached to the people including children as future leaders.

President was presented with a painting portrait of a dry tree by Hope Village.

As part of the celebration, the children received soft drinks, rice, macaroni, sugar for the home, from the Geingob family.

Source: Namibia Press Agency