Kathmandu, September 15
Two days after he completed his four-year term, Nepal Electricity Authority’s Executive Director Kul Man Ghising formally left his office on Tuesday.
The staff of the state-run power distribution monopoly organised a function at the NEA headquarters in Kathmandu to bid farewell to him. Apparently, they had not held the function on Sunday or Monday, hoping the government would reappoint him as demanded by the public.
However, media reported late night on Monday that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dismissed the proposal about reappointing Ghising, who has made glorious fame by ending the years-long regular power outage.
Speaking in the farewell function today, Ghising credited this achievement to his team. He remembered that he and his colleagues had to work as long as up to midnight some days, and said hard work paid off now.
He also acknowledged the support of political leadership in the government for the end of load shedding.
Whereas some have still hoped that the government would still reappoint Ghising sooner or later, there are reports that Oli is not positive about him.