The president of Namibia Hage Geingob and despite his presidential schedules, he makes time to pass by his farm to check on his crops.

The most recent visit to his farm was on Monday ahead of the southern Africa country’s independence celebrations.

Accompanying photos he shared from his farm, the 76-year-old leader of the ruling SWAPO party wrote on Twitter: ‘Food security is a crucial aspect in eradicating poverty. Agriculture has the potential to transform our economy.’

He joins the likes of Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni who have all shared photos of visits to their respective farms. Incidentally, the two former soldiers turn democrats tend cattle and rear crops.

Former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete has also previously stated how retirement had helped him return to his farm after work as president largely denied him the chance to do so.

Another ex-African president in the farming business is Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh who was last seen in public on a farm in Equatorial Guinea where he is on exile.

Africa’s first democratically elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has also said she will return to the land now that she is out of power.


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