President Hage Geingob on Monday appointed Deputy Inspector General Joseph Shikongo as the Inspector General (IG) of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), effective 01 September 2022.
He replaces Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, who will be retiring on 31 August.
During the appointment ceremony at State House, Geingob paid tribute to Ndeitunga, saying he had served the force with dignity and pride.
“On behalf of the police and Namibians, goodbye and thank you. We will miss your style of policing and your professionalism. This is not the end of the road. You are changing your profession. You are leaving the uniform behind and you are going to have a suit like me,” he said.
President Geingob urged Ndeitunga to use the skills gained as a member of the uniformed forces in the civilian world.
He urged the incoming IG to seek guidance and advice from Ndeitunga because of his experience.
Shikongo is the current deputy inspector general of operations within NamPol, having been promoted to replace the retired Major General Oscar Embubulu in March 2021.
Two people were in the running for the IG position, but Geingob chose Shikongo as he felt he was the right man to control and maintain the police.
The other candidate was Deputy Inspector General for Administration, Major General Anne-Marie Nainda.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency