THE PRESIDENT OF NAMIBIA
His Excellency Hage G. Geingob
HE MANDATE OF THE PRESIDENT IS OUTLINED IN ARTICLE 27 OF THE NAMIBIAN CONSTITUTION: HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT, WHICH STATES;
- The President shall be the Head of State and of the Government and the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force;
- The Executive Power of the Republic of Namibia shall vest in the President and the Cabinet;
- Except as may be otherwise provided in this Constitution or by law, the President shall, in the exercise of his/her functions, be obliged to act in consultation with the Cabinet;
- Article 32 provides for the powers, functions and duties of the President. It states that; as Head of State, the President shall uphold, protect and defend the Constitution as the Supreme Law and shall perform with dignity and leadership all acts necessary, expedient, reasonable and incidental to the discharge of the executive functions of the Government, subject to the overriding terms of the Constitution and the laws of Namibia;
- The President shall have the power to: appoint, accredit, receive and recognize Ambassadors;
- The President has Ceremonial or representational functions, which involves meeting and exchanging views with various foreign and local dignitaries in Namibia and outside Namibia.
- The President is also empowered to negotiate and sign international agreements and delegate such powers;
- Establish and dissolve government institutions and Ministries;
- Appoint the Prime Minister, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Attorney General, Director General National Planning
- Commission and Director General for the National Central Intelligence Service;
- On recommendation of relevant institutions appoint the Chief Justice, Judge President, the Ombudsman, Prosecutor General, Auditor General, Governor and Deputy Governor of Bank of Namibia and Service Chiefs.
Hage Gottfried Geingob (born 3 August 1941) is the third and the current President of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. Geingob was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 to 28 August 2002, and he served as Prime Minister again from 4 December 2012 to 21 March 2015. Between 2008 and 2012 Geingob served as Minister of Trade and Industry.
Geingob was born in Otjiwarongo, South-West Africa (present-day Namibia), in 1941. He received his early education at Otavi and joined the Augustineum College to finish his Teacher Training Course in 1961.
Geingob married Monica Kalondo on February 14, 2015. Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium in Windhoek is named after him He loves the game of Soccer.