Namibia’s Ambassador to Egypt dies

WINDHOEK: Namibia’s Ambassador to Egypt, Andrew Intamba passed away in Windhoek on Tuesday night.

Intamba, 69, died at the Rhino Park private hospital around 19h00.

Family member Remember Hawala confirmed the sad news to Nampa on Wednesday.

In 2008, President Hifikepunye Pohamba appointed the former Central Intelligence Services’ Director as Namibia’s first ambassador to Egypt.

During the commissioning ceremony at State House, Pohamba described Intamba as a tested cadre, who dedicated his youth to the Namibian liberation struggle as a combatant of the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), the ruling SWAPO-Party’s former military wing.

“He is one of the pioneers of our liberation struggle, whose dedication to the fight for freedom and nationhood we all applaud. After the attainment of independence, Intamba continued to contribute immensely to our government’s efforts to consolidate democracy and create a better life for our people,” the president said then.

In 2007, Pohamba also conferred the honorary rank of Army Colonel on Intamba during the 31st commemoration of the launch of Namibia’ armed struggle for his contribution as a former PLAN Field Commander.