A Message from U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson on her Departure and on July 4th, U.S. Independence Day

My time as U.S. Ambassador here is coming to an end after nearly three and a half years; in fact, today is my last day as Ambassador. I will be returning to Washington, D.C. to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration where I will help to advance those democratic principles that Namibians and Americans care about ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson in support of May 3 World Press Freedom Day

Windhoek  – On World Press Freedom Day, I want to voice my support for the principle of press freedom, as well as my support for the journalists and media professionals who use that freedom to improve our societies. Freedom of the press is a foundational principle of democratic countries, like Namibia and the United States.  It has been ... Read More»

The United States, Namibia, and Botswana Advance a Clean Energy Future in Southern Africa through “Mega Solar”

Windhoek – On April 22-23, President Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate to catalyze global ambition to address the climate crisis. The Summit convened world leaders to galvanize efforts to keep the vital goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach. The Biden-Harris Administration selected the Mega Solar Project as an outcome of ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson in Recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8

Windhoek – Each year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day.  This year, I am taking this opportunity to encourage women in Namibia, especially those who are HIV-positive, to get screened for cervical cancer. Every woman who has ever been sexually active should be screened regularly starting at the age of 20, every three ... Read More»

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Sworn in as 46th President of the United States of America

Windhoek – On January 20, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of the Office of the President to protect and defend the Constitution, becoming the 46th President of the United States of America. In his inaugural address, President Biden said, “America has been tested and we have come out stronger for it. We will repair our ... Read More»

Ambassador Lisa Johnson’s Announcement of N$100 Million to Support Namibia’s COVID-19 Response

I am proud to announce that the United States is providing N$100 million in assistance to Namibia to fight COVID-19. As U.S. Ambassador, my priority has always been partnering with Namibia to improve the health of Namibians. This is a partnership that works and it is helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Namibia. ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Namibians and President Geingob on March 21

The U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, offers her congratulations to His Excellency President Hage Geingob and the people of Namibia on the 30th anniversary of Namibia’s independence. “Namibia’s 30-year tradition of pluralistic democracy, commitment to human rights, and respect for freedoms is indeed worth celebrating.  These shared democratic values are the foundation of our ... Read More»

United States Expands Drought Relief Food Assistance to Six More Regions

Ondangwa  – U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila joined the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Oshana Region on February 17, 2020 to deliver more than 85 tons of maize meal, beans, and vegetable oil to more than 12,000 vulnerable Namibians that are affected by the drought. This food delivery forms part ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the Drought Assistance Food Delivery, Oshana Region

Good morning! It is a pleasure to be here today together with the Honorable Prime Minister and the United Nations World Food Program to see the expansion of U.S. provided food assistance to an additional six regions.  This assistance began in December in Kavango East and West regions and now will also support those most ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the Drought Assistance Food Delivery

Good morning!  It is a pleasure to be here today with the Honorable Governor and the United Nations World Food Programme.  I am happy to announce that we are beginning the distribution of the U.S. food assistance to Namibian families suffering from the worst effects of the drought. What you see today is the first ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the AGOA Public Launch

One of my top priorities as U.S. Ambassador is to increase U.S.-Namibia trade and investment in order to create prosperity for both our countries. Since 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, known as AGOA has served as the cornerstone of U.S. economic engagement with Africa. AGOA has helped create hundreds of thousands of jobs ... Read More»

United States and Namibia Celebrate Success in Fight against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Windhoek – On 19 March 2018, the United States Ambassador Lisa Johnson, together with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, celebrated the successful treatment of three young patients suffering from extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital’s TB Clinic in the capital. The cured patients are part of a group ... Read More»
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