Pohamba appoints new Heads of Mission

WINDHOEK; President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Wednesday appointed five new Heads of Mission to represent Namibia in various countries.

The former Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mbapeua Muvangua has been appointed designated High Commissioner to Botswana. Muvangua will replace Swapo-Party veteran and politician Hadino Hishongwa.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Operations in the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Major-General Vilio Hifindaka has been appointed as the first designated Ambassador to Congo-Brazzaville.

Trudie Amulungu, who is currently attached to the Namibia National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris, France has been appointed as the first designated Ambassador to Senegal.

The Deputy Head of Mission at the Namibian High Commission in Botswana, Charles Bernardt Josob has been appointed as first designate High Commissioner to Ghana; and trade attaché at the Namibian Embassy in Belgium, Bonny Haufiku has been appointed as the first designate Ambassador to Finland.

Pohamba urged them to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities, with integrity, honour and commitment, and to always put the interests of Namibia and its people first.

“I call upon you to hold high the flag of the Land of the Brave. Do your best to promote the central tenets of Namibia’s foreign policy in all your interactions with the government of the countries of your accreditation,” he said.

Also speaking during the event, Muvangua, speaking on behalf of the new Heads of Mission, said they promised to carry out their duties with dedication, loyalty and total commitment.

“We look forward to fostering and enhancing the excellent bilateral relations that already exist between Namibia and the countries of our respective accreditation,” he said.