Minister for Energy Radha Gyawali on Sunday refuted allegations that she influenced the board of Chilime Hydropower Company to transfer the company´s managing director Kul Man Ghising.
The board of Chilime had refused to extend Ghising´s term on Thursday after he completed a four-year term.
She also said employees of Chilime cannot obstruct project works and warned that there was state mechanism to take action against those involved in obstruction of works.
The minister made the comment after employees padlocked offices of projects being implemented by Chilime.
Chilime Hydropower Company is currently implementing four projects. Of them three are under construction and one has already started generation.
Speaking at a press meet organized at the energy ministry on Sunday, Ram Chandra Pandey, acting managing director of NEA, said they Ghising´s contract was not renewed as the Company Act says executives in companies may not have additional term after completion of four years.
He also said NEA has proposed the names of Hitendra Dev Shakya and Lekhanath Koirala to the Chilime´s board to head the company.
Source : Republica