Nashilongo Shivute is now Public Service Commissioner

24 Jun 2015 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 24 JUN (NAMPA) - Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Land Reform, Nashilongo Shivute has been appointed as a commissioner on the Board of the Public Service Commission (PSC).
She was appointed by President Hage Geingob, and her appointment is effective from 01 July 2015.
This was announced by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Shivute has been acting as PS since earlier this year after PS Lidwina Shapwa was sworn-in as a Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Justice.
According to Bloomberg, an international financial software, data and media company, Shivute also serves as a non-executive director of the Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (Namibia) Limited; and is a director at Bank of Namibia since August 2007. She is an affiliate member of the South African Institute of Valuers; a board member of the Namibia Wildlife Resorts and sits on the advisory committee for land management.
She is also a member of the Land Reform Advisory Commission and is involved in the community, being instrumental in founding a variety of Christian organisations, focusing particularly on womenÂ’s rights. She holds a BA in Radiation Medicine at Wittenberg University; Masters Science Degree in Health Science Education at the State University of New York; and a Master of Philosophy in Land Economy (General Valuation) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Shivute will be replacing former commissioner Teckla Lameck, who has been implicated in a fraud case of about N.dollars 120 million. She and two other persons allegedly defrauded the Ministry of Finance between 2006 and 2009.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Chief Samuel Ankama supported Shivute's appointment and also urged for the PSC to be reviewed.