Steytler resigns as Presidential Advisor

11 Mar 2019 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 MAR (NAMPA) – Economic Advisor in the Office of the Presidency, Dr John Steytler, has relinquished his position, presidential spokesperson Dr Alfredo Hengari confirmed on Monday.
“It [resignation] is authentic as per our statement. It was posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages and it will be shared imminently with the rest of the media,” Hengari said during a telephone interview with Nampa.
Efforts to get comments from Steytler around his resignation on Monday proved fruitless as both his mobile phones were off.
Steytler becomes the first presidential advisor to relinquish his position since their appointment.
Dubbed the ‘A-team’ – the presidential advisors were appointed in 2015 to assist President Hage Geingob with the running of the country’s affairs.
He was appointed alongside former Namibia Broadcasting Corporation Director General, Albertus Aochamub, Namdeb’s former managing director Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi and former Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia, Penny Akwenye.
“The Presidency wishes to Dr Steytler well in his future endeavours,” Hengari added in a separate statement.