Sam Nujoma

Sam Nujoma is the Founding President of the Republic of Namibia and is commonly referred to as “the father of the nation”. He was inaugurated as the first President of Namibia in 1990 and re-elected in 1994 and 1999, serving until 2005. He was also President of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) from its founding in 1960 until 2007. He co-chaired the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 together with President Tarja Halonen of Finland.