OPM announces appointments of executive directors

09 Feb 2019 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) – The Office of the Prime Minister on Friday announced the approved appointments, promotions and transfers of executive directors, formerly permanent secretaries, as recommended by the Public Service Commission.
A media statement issued by the OPM and signed by Secretary to Cabinet, George Simataa said Deputy Executive Director in the Office of the Vice President, Moses Pakote has been appointed as the executive director in the President’s Private Office.
Meanwhile, Etienne Maritz is transferred from the President’s Private Office in the Office of the President to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, also as executive director.
Environment Commissioner in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Teofilus Nghitila has been appointed as executive director for the ministry.
Another appointment is that of Steve Katjiuanjo from the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO) to the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development as the executive director.
Katjiuanjo worked amongst others as Deputy Secretary to Cabinet and permanent secretary of the Ministry of Justice as well as Sport, Youth and National Service. He was last seconded to MIRCO as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
“Their appointments take place with immediate effect and will be valid for a five-year contract period,” the statement noted.
Government in December 2018 changed the title of permanent secretary to executive director.