by Charmaine Ngatjiheue

President Hage Geingob has called on corporates and individuals to contribute towards Namibia’s Covid-19 fight on his 79th birthday instead of placing advertisements of congratulations in newspapers and publications.

Geingob turns 79 on Monday.

“In the form of Covid-19, we are faced with a deadly and invisible enemy. During this period, the health of Namibians remains the biggest priority,” the president said in a statement today.

He said the government alone cannot defeat the virus and needs everyone to fight its spread and help the vulnerable.

The president thanked corporates and individuals who have so far contributed to the country’s response.

“For those of you who are planning to contribute to mark my birthday, I wish to thank you in advance for your generosity. Yes, together we can defeat Covid-19,” he said.

The presidency appealed to donors to use the verified official account of the Office of the Prime Minister.

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