Namibia’s Ambassador to Egypt passes away

WINDHOEK: Namibia’s Ambassador to Egypt, Andrew Intamba passed away in Windhoek’s Rhino Park private hospital around 19h00.

He was 69.

Family member Remember Hawala confirmed the sad news to Nampa today.

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.

The president said then Intamba is one of the pioneers of our liberation struggle, whose dedication to the fight for freedom and nationhood they all applaud.

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.