Kuugongelwa-Amadhila remembers Rumpf

12 Feb 2019 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 12 FEB (NAMPA) – Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the late Ambassador Hanno Rumpf was a dedicated public servant, diplomat and a Namibian patriot who contributed immensely to the country’s independence.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said this on Monday in her message of condolences to the bereaved family of the late ambassador.
Rumpf died on Friday.
He served the country in different capacities until his retirement in 2015 and was among the first cadres to be appointed as Permanent Secretaries.
Rumpf also served three ministries as permanent secretary since independence and later served as Namibian ambassador to Germany, the European Union and the Benelux countries.
“I had the pleasure of working with him as Permanent Secretary at the National Planning Commission in my capacity as Director General,” Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said.
The prime minister added that Rumpf served the country “with deep commitment and dedication” and will be remembered for the professional manner in which he dealt with the tasks assigned to him.
She said Rumpf’s legacy of hard work and compassion for others will always be remembered by those knew him and he will be sorely missed.
The dates for the funeral are yet to be made known.