President Pohamba's Statement on the occasion of Namibia's 22nd Independence Anniversary

Mar 21, 2012

(...) Today, the people of Namibia, from all walks of life, and all corners of the country, are standing tall. With great joy, we are singing praises as we commemorate the 22nd Anniversary of the attainment of our national freedom and independence.

I take this opportunity to commend the Honourable Governor of Hardap Region, our gracious host, Comrade Katrina Hanse-Himarwa and her entire team for their excellent work to host our nation’s 22nd Independence Anniversary. I would also like to thank the residents of this Region for opening their hearts to their compatriots, and indeed to all other guests who have come to Mariental to celebrate this joyous occasion. read the full statement here...
Statement by President Pohamba on the occasion of the Official Launch of New Banknotes
ckeck the new banknotes at the Bank of Namibia web-site
As I indicated earlier, we will launch new bank notes today. The N$50.00, N$100.00 and N$200.00 denominations depict the portrait of Kaptain Hendrik Witbooi, while the N$10.00 and N$20.00 now depict the portrait of Dr Sam Nujoma, Founding President of our Republic and Father of the Nation.

The printing of the new bank notes was necessitated by the need to incorporate state-of-the-art security features to ensure that Namibia’s banknotes are resilient and not vulnerable to potential counterfeiters. It is also in line with practices in the currency industry, where the security features of banknotes are reviewed and upgraded regularly. I commend our central bank for the job well-done in this regard. (continue reading here...)

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