Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the USAID COVID-19 Laboratory Equipment Handover

It is an honor for me to be here with you at this important occasion to mark yet another step in our continued fight against COVID-19, in a spirit of partnership and goodwill. First, I would like to commend the Namibian government, Honourable Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Shangula and his team for ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson in Recognition of Human Rights Day

Windhoek – In recognition of Human Rights Day on December 10, I want to voice my support for the important principles that this day represents.  Human rights are what give strength to Namibia, the United States, and all other democratic societies that share our values. As the U.S. Ambassador, I deeply respect the way that fundamental ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Deploys Six New Vehicles to Support Clinical and Nurse Mentors

Swakopmund – On Thursday February 13, U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson joined the Minister of Health and Social Services, Honorable Dr. Kalumbi Shangula to deploy six new vehicles for use by clinical and nurse mentors. The six vehicles will be deployed in the Omusati, Kunene, Hardap, and Omaheke regions and will enable clinical and ... Read More»

United States Begins Distribution of Food Assistance in Kavango

Rundu – Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson joined the UN World Food Programme, the Honorable Governor of Kavango East, and the Office of the Prime Minister to deliver several tons of maize meal, beans, vegetable oil, and salt to Namibians among those hit worst by the drought.  This is the first  food assistance of a ... Read More»

U.S. Donates Additional US$1 Million in Food Assistance

Windhoek – The U.S. Government is increasing its food assistance to Namibia through a US$1 million (N$15 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme. This is in addition to the US$7.6 million in drought relief announced by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson alongside His Excellency President Geingob in September, and the US$100,000 in water ... Read More»

US$7.6 Million in Food Assistance to Counter Drought Hardship

Windhoek – To alleviate the hardship brought on by the drought, the U.S. government has donated US$7.6 million worth of food assistance for some of Namibia’s most vulnerable populations. The donation is funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and is in addition to the US$81.4 million in PEPFAR funding ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at Fourth of July Celebration

Good afternoon, and welcome! Today, I am delighted to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America among friends here in Namibia. You honor us by joining us.  Thank you. I also want to thank the Old Wheelers Club for the fantastic venue and food, and our sponsors for their ... Read More»

U.S. Government Avails N$1.4 Million in Immediate Drought Assistance

Windhoek – On 27 May 2019, the United States Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa A. Johnson, announced US$100,000 (N$1.44 million) in immediate drought assistance for Namibia from USAID’s Office for Disaster Assistance (OFDA).  The funds will be used for humanitarian disaster relief with water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to be provided by the Namibia Red Cross ... Read More»
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