The Namibian police this week bade farewell to principal staff officer in the Office of the Inspector General, Commissioner Hophni Hamufungu, who is retiring from the force. Hamufungu joined the police in 1996 with a rank of Inspector for the post of commanding officer of the public relations and liaison unit of the force at its national headquarters.
Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga explained that Hamufungu’s affable character, linguistic skills and amiable nature of communicating has earned the force numerous successes in its interactions with both national and international stakeholders.
Hamufungu, who has served in various capacities within the force, was also deployed as police attaché in Angola, operating from the consulate-general of Namibia in Ondjiva, covering Angola’s southern provinces of Cunene, Huila and Namibe. He stayed there for a period of five years between 2010 to 2015.
“His operations in the provinces he was accredited to - and even beyond - brought relief to many Namibian nationals who faced a variety of adversities in that sister country,” said Ndeitunga.
When Hamufungu returned from the foreign placement, he was appointed as head of the secretariat division where he held the post of principal staff officer until his retirement this week.