Chief of Defence calls on promoted officials to deliver

13 Jan 2015 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 12 JAN (NAMPA) – The Chief of Defence (CDF), Lieutenant-General John Mutwa, has urged newly promoted senior officials of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to take their new ranks seriously.
He said promotion is not a source of income, but something that comes with great responsibilities.
Mutwa made the remarks during a promotion ceremony of several senior officials in the ministry's' departments held in the capital on Monday.
About 12 senior officers from different departments were promoted from Colonels to Brigadier General and from Lieutenant-Colonels to Colonels. Close to 4 000 others were also promoted with effect from the 01 January 2015.
The departments that saw promotions were human resources, gender division, department of logistics; department of research and development and the military school among others.
“I know you are very happy to be called senior management capable of the defence force, but at the end of the day, I will be demanding from you,' Mutwa told the newly promoted officers.
The Lieutenant- General also went on to recall a statement that was made by the NDF commander in chief, incumbent President Hifikepunye Pohamba, when he took office in 2005, when he said “if we plan to fail or fail to plan than we will fail.”
He warned the officers not to plan to fail, as that will prevent them from delivering.
Speaking at the promotion on behalf of the promoted officers, Lieutenant-Colonel Elizabeth Mboti thanked the management at the ministry and the NDF for the support rendered to them.