About State House
The state house of the Republic of Namibia is the official office and residence of the President of Namibia. The state house, located on 23-hectare plot in Ausblick was constructed in 2002.
President Sam Nujoma, the first President of Namibia, had construction begin on the new building, to replace the old State House in the inner city, because the office space in the old State House and the very inadequate parking was too small.
The administrative area consists of the Office of the President, the offices of cabinet members and 200 staff offices of the president. A guest house for visiting heads of state to state and two apartments for more state visitors is a little off, as the residence of the President. There are also garages and accommodation for police forces and security personnel. About the park-like grounds are animal replicas (e.g. kudu and elephants) made of copper. In the entrance hall is a painting of the members of the first Namibian Cabinet, including as Sam Nujoma, Hifikepunye Pohamba, Hage Geingob, Theo-Ben Gurirab, Ben Amathila, Libertina Amathila, Hidipo Hamutenya and Gert Hanekom. Before the door to the two-story entrance hall, a wood carving shows a representation of women from all ethnic groups in the country. On the opposite wall at this level there is a large painting of the Epupa Falls.
Old State House
The Old State House is located in the Robert Mugabe Avenue in the suburb of Windhoek Central, near the Church of Christ Due to its central location and close buildings, an expansion of the building was not possible, and so the new State House had to be built. On 20 July 2010, the Cabinet decided that the old state house would be used as the residence and office of the Prime Minister of Namibia.