Government has started looking for a replacement for outgoing Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency (PEEPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joshua Galeforolwe.
The human resource consultancy firm HRMC this week ran advertisements in local newspapers for the position. The deadline is December 11.
Galeforolwe's term was officially scheduled to end last month. However in September the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Solomon Sekwakwa, made a recommendation to the chairman of the PEEPA board of directors, Blackie Marole, urging the board to extend Galeforolwe's term for another four months
Sekwakwa further urged the board to advertise Galeforolwe's post.
Galeforolwe's tenure at the institution, tasked with guiding the privatisation agenda, has not been without its controversies. A few years ago, at the end of his last contract, media reports indicated that major forces within government enclave wanted to get rid of the former Air Botswana CEO. His contract was however subsequently renewed.