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News & Statements
Statement by His Excellency Dr Hifikepunye Pohamba, on the occasion of the 2013 state of the nation address (03.April.2013)
It is a great honour for me to speak to the Namibian people today, on this special occasion of the State of the Nation Address, through this Joint Sitting of our Parliament, as stipulated in Article 32 of the Namibian Constitution. I will use this opportunity to highlight the activities of the Government during the 2012/2013 Financial Year. I will also outline some of the major policy interventions that the Government will carry out in the new Financial Year. I would like to start by thanking our lawmakers for their service to the nation as members of Parliament. …
Statement by His Excellency Dr Hifikepunye Pohamba, on the occasion of the Commemoration of the 23rd Anniversary of Independence (21.Mar.2013)
Today, the 21st of March is a day with no equal in the history of our nation. It is the day of triumph and the realization of the cherished goals and aspirations of the Namibian people to self-determination, freedom and the restoration of our fundamental human rights and freedoms. It is for this reason that the current and future generations of our people will always honour and commemorate this historic day…
Foreign Affairs Responds To British High Commissioner's Remarks (18.Mar.2013)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to express regret at the manner the British High Commissioner to Namibia reacted to a call by H.E. Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia, that scholars and researchers should establish the truth regarding the whereabouts of the head of Oukwanyama King Mandume Ndeulikufa ya Ndemufayo. The President made this call at a commemoration of King Mandume held on 2 March 2013 at Omhedi in the Ohangwena Region...”
2013/14 Budget Statement: Growing the Economy, Optimizing Development Outcomes. Jointly Doing More with Less.
Presented by Hon. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, MP, Minister of Finance (26.Feb.2013)
In fulfilment of Article 126(1) of the Namibian Constitution, it is my honour to present for the consideration of the National Assembly the 2013/14 Budget and the Medium-term Expenditure Framework 2013/14 to 2015/16. Over the past decade, we have witnessed peaks and troughs of the global economy, booms and busts in commodity prices and prosperity and collapse in international financial markets. However, throughout these turbulent times, the Namibian economy has stood its ground. During the last decade, real economic activity grew on average by 5.0 percent, real investment grew by 6.7 percent, inflation advanced at a manageable 6.1 per cent, the budget deficit averaged 0.9 per cent of GDP and Namibia’s foreign reserves grew by about N$10 billion. However, unemployment and poverty remained high…
Statement by His Excellency Dr Hifikepunye Pohamba, on the occasion of the annual greetings to members of the diplomatic corps (13.Feb.2013)
On behalf of the Government and people of Namibia, I would like to express our appreciation for the cordial relations that so happily exist between Namibia and your respective countries and organizations. Our country will continue to strengthen the bilateral and multilateral co-operation with your countries and organizations in order to promote mutually beneficial interactions through technical co-operation, investments, trade and commerce, as well as people-to-people exchanges…
Statement by His Excellency Dr Hifikepunye Pohamba, on the ocassion of the first cabinet session for the year 2013 (12.Feb.2013)
I would like to welcome you all to the First Cabinet Session for the year 2013. As we start this Session, we feel the absence of our Comrade Dr Abraham Iyambo, who we laid to rest on Saturday, February 9, 2013. His valuable contribution to our discussions in this Chamber will be missed. May I kindly request you to rise and observe a minute of silence in honour of Dr. Iyambo. [I thank you.] During this year, we must recommit ourselves to continue doing our utmost at all times, to intensify the implementation of policies and programmes that we have put in place. In this manner, we will be able to move our country forward and to improve the living conditions of our people…