Several regional and local authority councilors describe former Governor Samuel Nuuyoma as a magnificent public servant

OTJIWARONGO: Several regional and local authority councilors yesterday described former Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Samuel Nuuyoma as a magnificent public servant.

Nuuyoma, 64, served the Otjozondjupa Region as governor since December 2012 until April this year when he was replaced by Otto Ipinge.

Speaking at a farewell dinner for Nuuyoma at a local hotel in Otjiwarongo, Okakarara Constituency Councillor, Vetaruhe Kandorozu said Nuuyoma called a spade a spade, and was a magnificent public servant and the first governor to serve in so many regions around the country.

Nuuyoma served as Swakopmund mayor in 1998, before being elected regional councillor in 1999 and subsequently Governor for the Erongo Region until December 2010, when he was transferred in a reshuffle by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba to the Khomas Region.

In December 2012, Nuuyoma was again transferred from Khomas to the Otjozondjupa Region in the same position of governor.

Otjiwarongo mayor, Hilde Jesaja said for her to meet and being able to work with Nuuyoma in person was a great pleasure in her life time.

Several other leaders, including the mayors of Otavi and Grootfontein, also praised Nuuyoma for his great leadership, guidance and political maturity demonstrated during his tenure as Otjozondjupa governor.

The Otjozondjupa Namibian Police Regional Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo and Chief of the Kambazembi Traditional Authority, Chief Sam Kambazembi also heaped praises on Nuuyoma’s quality leadership and vision he had for the region.