During a special ceremony at State House President Hage Geingob recognised the outstanding service of outgoing Executive Director, Etienne Maritz, who served in the President’s Private Office for the past four years.
President Geingob described Mr. Maritz as a capable administrator who contributed immensely to the work-streams of the Private Office, and the Presidency as a whole. Dr. Geingob expressed his sincere appreciation to Mr. Maritz who served in the capacity of Executive Director in the Private office of the President from 29 June 2015 until 8 February 2019.
Wishing Mr. Maritz the best of luck and expressing confidence in his ability to excel in newly assigned national duties, President Geingob welcomed Mr. Moses Pakote as the Executive Director: Private Office. Mr. Pakote was until his new appointment Deputy Executive Director to the Vice President.
The Office of the Prime Minister also announced the approved appointments, promotions and transfers of executive directors, formerly known as permanent secretaries, as recommended by the Public Service Commission. The appointments, promotions and transfers of executive directors of ministries was done in terms of Sections 5 (1) and 19 (a)of the Public Service Act, (Act 13 of 1995).
The Prime Minster approved the new appointments on contract
In line with this Mr. Maritz is transferred from the Office of the President, President’s Private Office to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration as Executive Director. Mr. Maritz served in various senior positions in the public service where he started as Director of Efficiency Charter Unit in the Office of the prime Minister in 2001. He later served as Deputy Permanent Secretary: Department Public Service Management in the Office of the Prime Minister until his appointment as Executive Director in the Office of the President in 2015.
Mr. Moses Pakote is appointed as the new Executive Director in the Office of the President, President’s Private Office. Mr. Pakote has worked as the Deputy Executive Director in the Prime Minister’s Bureau since 2013 and was serving as the Deputy Executive Director in the Office of the Vice President. He is appointed on a fixed contract of five years.
Mr. Steve Katjiuanjo is transferred from the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation to thee Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Industry as the new Executive Director.
Mr. Katjiuonjo has previously served as Deputy Secretary to Cabinet in the Office of the Prime Minister. He also served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministries of Justice as well as Sport Youth and National Service. He was seconded to the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Mr. Theofilus Nghitila is appointed as the Executive Director in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mr. Nghitila as the Environment Commissioner in the same ministry at the time of his new appointment. He is also appointed on a fixed contract of five ears.
The appointments, promotions and transfers came into effect immediately.