Ministry of Foreign Affairs described late Andrew Intamba as a seasoned diplomat who rendered gallant service to his country

WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has described the late Andrew Intamba, Namibia’s Ambassador to Egypt until his death on Tuesday, as a seasoned diplomat who has rendered a gallant service to his country.

Foreign Affairs’ Permanent Secretary Selma Ashipala-Musavyi announced in a statement yesterday that Intamba, 67, died on Tuesday at 20h15 at the Rhino Park private hospital in the capital after ill-health.

The Ministry, and indeed the Namibian nation, has lost a diplomat and a colleague who rendered a gallant service to the country, she said, and then extended their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends.

The late Intamba joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 20 February 2008.

Speaking to Nampa yesterday, Information and Communication Technology Minister Joel Kaapanda said Ambassador Intamba represented Namibia in Egypt for about six years.

In the process, Intamba fell sick and was flown back to Namibia on 15 February this year, and was admitted into the Roman Catholic Hospital.