Cabinet announces EDs reshuffle

…as Uiras is removed after less than four months

Staff Writer

Secretary to the Cabinet, George Simataa has announced the appointment of new Executive Directors and transferal of some to other government offices, ministries and agencies.

Of note is the removal of Dr Moses Maurihungirire as Executive Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister, assigned to the Public Service Commission Secretariat.

Maurihungirire is a former Fishcor board member and was Executive Director during the tenure of former Fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau when cases of corruption are alleged to have occurred.

Wilhencia Uiras has been removed as Executive Director of the Ministry of Works less than four months after her appointment and transferred to the National Planning Commission as Executive Director.

Annelly Haiphene, currently the Executive Director of the National Planning Commission has been transferred to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, with Hannu Shipena, currently the Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission also transferred to the National Council of Higher Education, as Executive Director and Accounting Officer.

Esther Kaapanda, currently the Executive Director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Tylvas Shilongo from the Namibia Central Intelligence Service has been appointed Executive Director of the Anti- Corruption Commission as part of measures to boost credibility of the corruption fighting organisation.

All appointments and transfers according to Simataa are effective 1 August 2020.

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