Geingob funeral procession routes announced

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The Namibian Defence Drive has launched detailed data on ceremonial processions for the funeral of president Hage Geingob.

Following the premature demise of president Hage Geingob on 4 February 2024, a state funeral is accorded in honour of the late president.
On this regard the chief of the defence power ordered the Namibian Defence Drive to organize and conduct the state funeral on 25 February 2024, with full army honours.

The goal of this assertion is to tell on the conduct of the state funeral by the Namibian Defence Drive.

MOBILISATION OF TROOPS

About 2 000 Namibian Defence Drive troops from all arms of companies particularly military, air power and navy have been mobilised to execute the conduct of the state funeral.

ORGANISATION

Throughout the conduct of the state funeral the collaborating troops might be organised as follows:
a. Guard of honour
b. Silent guard
c. Escort
d. Route lining
e. Pall-bearers
f. Vigil guards
g. Bearers
h. Chaplaincy.

CONDUCT OF STATE FUNERAL

The state funeral might be carried out in three phases:

a. Ceremonial route procession and physique mendacity in state at Parliament Gardens on 23 February 2024.
b. Memorial service and physique mendacity in state at Independence Stadium on 24 February 2024.
c. Burial ceremony on 25 February 2024.

DETAILED ACTIVITIES

23 February: The NDF will escort the physique of president Hage Geingob on a ceremonial route round Windhoek for most people to bid farewell and honour his legacy.

The ceremonial route might be:

  1. The procession will begin at State Home and can proceed as follows: through Laurent Need Kabila Road – Robert Mugabe Avenue – Jan Jonker Road – Rehobother Highway – David Hosea Meroro Highway – Hendrik Witbooi Drive – Moses //Garoeb Road – Winnie Madikizela Mandela Highway – Independence Avenue -Sam Nujoma Drive and lastly to Casa Rosalia. From Casa Rosalia the physique will lie in state at Parliament Gardens on 23 February to permit most people to pay their final respect to the late president.

The timings of the ceremonial route procession:

First leg: 12h00 – 12h10 from State Home to David Hosea Meroro Highway through Jan Jonker Road.

Second leg: 12h10 – 12h15 David Hosea Meroro Highway to Hendrik Witbooi Drive.

Third leg: 12h15 – 12h20 Hendrik Witbooi Drive to Moses Garoeb Road.

Fourth leg: 12h20 – 12h30 Moses Garoeb Road to Winnie Madikizela Mandela Highway.

Fifth Leg: 13h30 – 13h35 Winnie Madikizela Mandela Highway by means of Independence Avenue to Sam Nujoma Drive.

Detailed time spent in Independence Avenue is as follows:

12h35 – 12h45 passing Soweto Market to Katutura Shoprite.

12h45 – 12h55 Katutura Shoprite to Hearth Brigade Circle.

12h55 -13h10 Hearth Brigade Circle to central enterprise district.

13h10 – 13h15 Central enterprise district through Avani Resort to Sam Nujoma Drive (Designated space for parliamentarians and different dignitaries).

Sixth leg: 13h15 – 13h35 Sam Nujoma Drive passing St Paul’s Faculty to Casa Rosalia.

Seventh leg: 17h35 – 18h00 from Casa Rosalia to Parliament Gardens.

It needs to be famous that the physique might be prepared for viewing at Parliament Gardens from 18h30, 23 February 2024, till 11h30, 24 February.

On 24 February the procession will transfer from Parliament Gardens to Independence Stadium for the memorial service, thereafter the physique will lie in state.
The next route might be used:

The procession will begin at Parliament Gardens and slide into Robert Mugabe Avenue – Sam Nujoma Drive – Hosea Kutako Drive – Auas Highway – Sean McBride Road – Liechtenstein Road – Softball Road – Rugby Road and anticipated to reach at Independence Stadium at 13h45, 24 February.

25 February: The procession will transfer from Independence Stadium to Heroes’ Acre for burial. The next route might be used:
The physique will depart Independence Stadium at 09h15 by means of Rugby Road – Softball Road – Wika Road – Sean McBride Road – Frank Fredericks Road – Auas Highway – B1 Highway resulting in Rehoboth, then arrive at Heroes’ Acre at 09h45.

The aforesaid roads might be quickly closed through the procession.

*Brigadier normal Remigius Kalimba is the deputy chief of employees – joint operations, of the Namibian Defence Drive

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