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“Africa’s Best Kept Secret is Namibia. I Personally Welcome You” – Dr. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia



Yesterday, during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, US President, Donald Trump, in his speech mispronounced Namibia, twice in his speech.

Following that speech, the president of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob has responded with a gracious welcome to foreigners to come visit his beautiful country.

Read his address below:

Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive destinations for investors and offering stability, social justice, a government focused on good governance and transparency, gender equality, respect for the environment, improved quality of life, and one of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoiled coastlines in the world.

If you haven’t already heard much about Namibia it is mostly likely because our nation is peaceful and our national culture is characterized by our quiet determination and our modest nature. We don’t make a lot of noise, but as President of Namibia I do want to personally invite interested business leaders and investors to come see for yourselves. Our desire to diversify our economy and achieve greater inclusive growth is captured in our Harambee Prosperity Plan that I would like to share with you.

In the context of competition in an emerging Africa, the case for Namibia is compelling. I am in New York this week to address the United Nations General Assembly. I spoke of the challenges of middle-income countries. I referred to Namibia’s economic development blueprint and our vision for youth employment, our strong support for the Paris Agreement on climate change, and our steadfast belief in the United Nations’ role in fostering prevention and mediation for sustaining peace in the world.

But, above all, all Namibians wish the world to know that we are proud of our nation – as large as France but with only 2.4 million inhabitants – and we are open for welcoming a family of investors and visitors who embrace our values and wish to become part of our growing success story.

Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

Photo Credit: Africa Newsroom


  1. Nelly

    September 22, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I love his speech, very constructive and he made a lot of sense. Namibia has carved a niche for themselves. I love the part he said, if u have not heard of us maybe it’s because we are very peaceful people that dont make noise. I wish i could read buhari’s speech, itiboribo like him. He cant even speak to save himself not to talk of making a great speech that will convince and attract investors to Nigeria.

    • ...

      September 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

      “Itiboribo” got me laughing like a hyena. Hehehehehe

  2. Chidi

    September 22, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Please can we have the transcript of our dearly beloved presidents’ speech?

    • Mrs chidukane

      September 22, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Just go through archives here. BN already posted it. He spent half the speech talking about other countries. Mtcheeew.

  3. courage

    September 22, 2017 at 9:08 am

    it was here, he spoke more about other country’s concern forgetting us….

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