November 9, 2020/Kathmandu-
The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has appointed Hitendra Dev Shakya as the new officiating Managing Director of the NEA.
Shakya’s appointment comes following the MD post remaining vacant for two months after Kulman Ghising’s four-year term ended in mid-September.
The government didn’t pay any heed to the public pressure to reappoint the most popular former MD Kulman Ghising.
Ghising had been appointed during the tenure of Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ as the Prime Minister and Janardan Sharma as Energy Minister.
After Ghising, the government had appointed Deputy Executive Director Lekhnath Koirala as the acting Managing Director of the NEA.
The Government move not to continue Ghising has saddened many Nepalese who expected him back again out of his popularity with the end of darkness in the country.