NCCI Northern Branch pays tribute to Shiimi

16 Sep 2015 19:10pm
ONGWEDIVA, 16 SEP (NAMPA) – Chairperson of the Northern Branch of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Tomas Iindji says the death of Phillip Shiimi is an immense loss of a true patriot.
Iindji said this in his message of condolences issued here on Monday.
“Mr Shiimi’s legacy will always remain alive in the memories of those who loved, respected and treasured him,” Iindji explained.
He referred to Shiimi as a son of the soil, who has left behind a lasting legacy of service to his country, Namibia.
“We stand to hold each other by hand and point the achievements that our colleague accomplished in the society, both at home as a father, and in the community as a national leader advocating for the interest of the mass through development,” the northern NCCI leader stated.
Wishing the bereaved family and sympathizers renewed strength, Iindji said his branch will always remember the late Shiimi with great admiration.
Shiimi, 43, was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa).
He died in a road accident on the B1 road, some 68km from Otjiwarongo to Otavi last Saturday, when he allegedly drove his Toyota pick-up double-cub into the trailer of a truck that was parked next to the road.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s reports have it that a truck was parked on the side of the road, but part of its trailer protruded onto the road.
Shiimi was traveling with his 40-year-old wife, Eli, who survived the accident.