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27 January 2017

Ambassador Harruna Attah bids Namibian President farewell

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The President of the Republic of Namibia has paid glowing tribute to the outgoing High Commissioner of Ghana to Namibia, Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah whose time has ended.

Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob noted with satisfaction the ever-growing closeness of the two countries and hoped for even stronger ties in the future and commended the High Commissioner for being a catalyst in that growth.

He said this when the outgoing Ambassador Attah went to bid farewell to the President of the Republic of Namibia and the First Lady Monica Geingos.

At separate meetings at the State House, Ambassador Attah informed them about the end of his tenure and his recall to base.

The President congratulated Ghana for the peaceful transition after a successful election and said Ghana continues to be an example for Africa – a symbol of hope and pride.

He recalled the leadership of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and how it inspired the spirit of decolonization all over Africa.

Ghana, he said, was the first to gain independence and Namibia the last.

The High Commissioner briefed him on a number of initiatives taken by the High Commission to strengthen and enhance the two countries’ bilateral cooperation in education, air travel, fisheries, environment, SME development and many other areas within the context of the Ghana-Namibia Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation signed this past November.

He thanked the President and First Lady for their warmth towards him during his tenure often going beyond the confines of formal diplomatic etiquette. He presented a Ghanaian smock to the President as a farewell gift.

The First Lady also remarked on the peaceful transition and said it was a proud moment for Africa.

She wished the departing envoy well and said he should regard Namibia as his home where he will always be welcome. He presented copies of his daughter’s novels to her as his parting souvenirs.

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