On the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Namibia, the Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA wishes to convey to the Government and the people of Namibia our warm wishes, and would like to congratulate the Republic of Namibia in celebrating their National Day on 21 March 2021.
Namibians on Sunday observed the country’s 31st Independence Day differently as a precautionary measure amid spiralling confirmed cases of COVID-19. Namibia has so far recorded 42,203 confirmed cases, a drastic increase from three COVID-19 cases confirmed at its 30th independence in March 2020.
The Namibian government did not host the 31st independence celebration mass event to ensure the safety and health of all. Contrary to the traditional mass gathering, Namibian President Hage Geingob delivered his message at an exclusive press conference live-streamed virtually on social media platforms.
Locals also resorted to other unique ways to observe the day.
Namibian President Geingob said Sunday the country should endeavour to do what is best for Namibia to build nationhood and win the fight against COVID-19.
“We are in the midst of a war against COVID-19. Although the pandemic has tempered our celebrations, our spirits remain high because no unwelcome visitor can ever diminish the pride and love that we share for Namibia. Let us, therefore, review our patriotism, sense of solidarity and our love for our country,” Geingob said.