UML objects to decision to remove CEO Gyewali

Kathmandu, January 5

CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli today objected to the government decision to remove the Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyewali.

He said that CEO Gyewali was removed not because he did not perform satisfactorily, but because he did not provide budget to organisations run by the ruling parties for their training.

Addressing a press meet organised by the UML to inform about preparations of the UML’s mass assembly tomorrow, Oli said that CEO Gyewali should not have been removed from his post as per the law.

He also alleged that the government had directed the concerned officials to help the NRA to make sure that CEO Gyewali failed so that it could remove him from the post. He said that the government was not serious about the plight of quake victims.

“Even donor agencies had expressed satisfaction over his performance,” said Oli.

He further said that the Ministry of Finance did not provide the budget to NRAto distribute to the quake victims and the government did not provide employees to carry out its work.

“How can the NRA work when half of its positions are vacant and the MoF does not provide money on time,” questioned Oli.

He also criticised the government’s apathy towards development works. “In the last five months not a single meeting of the Investment Board has been held,” he stated.

Oli said the government is not concerned about attracting foreign investment and developing the country. It is only working to appease foreigners.