Late retired Commissioner Ekandjo remembered

21 Sep 2017 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 21 SEP (NAMPA) – The late retired Commissioner Joseph Shuudifonja Ekandjo was a dynamic leader who served his country tirelessly, Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga has said.
Speaking during a memorial service for Ekandjo in Windhoek on Thursday, Ndeitunga noted that the late retired commissioner would be remembered by the current and future generations for the deeds he carried out throughout his entire life.
Ekandjo died in Windhoek on Saturday at the age of 62.
“The Retired Commissioner devoted his entire life to the military, policing and the social well-being of many,” Ndeitunga said.
He added that he fulfilled his duties with vigour, determination and perseverance, after having participated in Namibia’s liberation struggle in Zambia and Angola respectively.
He said his determination, devotion and zeal in the execution of his policing duties also earned him various recognitions.
In May 1990, he was first appointed in the Namibian Police Force as an inspector responsible for integration of ex-plan fighters into the police force before being promoted to the rank of chief inspector in the same year.
Ekandjo’s children described him as a man of principles who stood by what he believed in.
A second memorial service planned by his close friends will take place on Thursday at his homestead in Ekolanaambo village in the Oshana Region.
The final memorial service will be held on Friday at the same place.
The funeral will be held on Saturday at the Panguleni cemetery in the Ongwediva Constituency.