Hage Geingob

Hage Geingob ( born August 3, 1941 in Otjiwarongo ) is a Namibian politician. Geingob was from March 1990 to August 2002, the first Prime Minister of the country, between 2008 and 4 December 2012, he was trade and industry minister. Since then, he is again prime minister.

Geingob is also Vice-President of SWAPO since 2007 and was confirmed on December 1, 2012 in this office. He is thus the most promising candidate for the Namibian president in the elections of 2014.


After training as a school teacher Geingob went for a master's and doctoral degree in political science in the United States. Geingob was from 1963 to 1964, a representative of the newly formed SWAPO in Namibia's neighboring Botswana and from 1964 to 1971 at the United Nations in New York. From 1969 he was a member of the Central Committee and the Politburo of the Party. In 1975 he became a founding member and director of the resultant in Lusaka UN Institute for Namibia.

Geingob returned in 1989 as Head of the SWAPO campaign team to Namibia back and had a significant influence on the creation of the Constitution of Namibia. Geingobs tenure as Prime Minister was marked by the development of a policy of democratic credibility and the successful launch of the newly established public service in Namibia, together with ministries and other government agencies.

2004 ended Geingob his doctoral dissertation and was awarded the title PhD from the University of Leeds.

He's since November 29, 2007 Vice - President of SWAPO and was from 2008 to 2012 Commerce and Industry Minister of Namibia, before he was appointed on December 4, 2012 during a comprehensive reshuffle again to the Prime Minister.