Sushil Gyewali comes back as Nepal Reconstruction Authority CEO

File: Sushil Gyewali

Kathmandu, August 15

The Nepal government says it has appointed Sushil Gyewali as the Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority, the government body authorised to supervise and lead post-earthquake reconstruction activities.

Gyewali has already served as the CEO of the Authority. Then Nepali Congress-Maoist Centre coalition government had removed Gyewali from the position in January 2017 accusing him of underperformance. Gyewali was said to be close to then main opposition CPN-UML.

Then, the government appointed former Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission, Govinda Raj Pokharel to the position. Pokharel, however, resigned to contest parliament elections. Therefore, former Secretary Yubaraj Bhusal, also a relative of Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Paudel, was appointed to the position in October 2017.

The incumbent KP Sharma Oli-led government had sacked Bhusal among others claiming all political appointments made by Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government after August 30 were against the election code of conduct.

A Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday night made the appointment.

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