Geingob honoured in Detroit

By: Maggy Thomas

DETROIT: Prime Minister Hage Geingob on Tuesday received a certificate of recognition for his work in advancing democracy in Africa in general, and Namibia in particular.

Liza Hause from the City of Detroit handed over the certificate on behalf of City mayor Michael Duggan at a ceremony here.

Geingob is leading a Namibian business delegation to the United States of America, where he is expected to undertake official visits to Detroit, Boston, New York and Washington.

His intense programme includes several meetings with potential American investors and academics, amongst others.

While in New York, the Namibian leader is also expected to have a meeting with United Nations’ (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

“The certificate handed over to Dr Geingob is a symbol of recognition of a great leader of Africa,” Hause told Nampa immediately after the ceremony.

Irvin Reid, President Emeritus of the Wayne State University which hosted the event, said they are celebrating Geingob’s visit to the City of Detroit, and recognise his extraordinary service and leadership in Namibia.

“We celebrate Geingob’s work in advancing democracy in Africa,” he stated.