Ilukena retires from public service

01 May 2017 16:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 01 MAY (NAMPA) – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS) Alfred Matengu Ilukena has retired from the public service.
MSYNS Chief Public Relations Officer, Aina Shikesho confirmed in a statement issued Friday.
Ilukena began working for the public sector in 1990, serving in several departments before assuming the mantle as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education where he served the longest.
His last assignment was with the MSYNS for a year and six months, until he bade farewell on 25 April.
According to Friday’s statement, Ilukena expressed gratitude for the opportunities given to him throughout his career
He recalled his years in exile and the various education portfolios he held in the Swapo Party.
With respect to his last assignment at the MSYNS, Ilukena called on officials in the ministry to work together as a team to achieve more.
MSYNS Minister Jerry Ekandjo, described Ilukena as a pioneer in education and whose dedication to the education sector started in his youth years while he was in exile.
Ekandjo’s Deputy, Agnes Tjongarero praised Ilukena for his dedication to the public service and for sharing his knowledge with her on issues she was unaware of.
Tjongarero said although he was going on retirement, the ministry can call on him for advice and guidance on issues affecting the government agency.
Director of General Services in the same ministry, Rosalia Tjaveondja was appointed acting Permanent Secretary.