KATHMANDU— Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has appointed Ms Yumiko Asakuma as the new Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office.
Asakuma was appointed to the post after the tenure of Mr Jun Sakuma was over, according to JICA. Prior to this, Asakuma served as the Director General of JICA in Yokohama, Japan.
In a statement on Thursday, JICA stated that Asakuma would lead JICA Nepal Office as its new Chief Representative adding that she has expressed her commitment in providing continued support to the people of Nepal and its government further towards development and prosperity.
She has also assured to work towards realizing JICA’s vision “Leading the world with trust” in Nepal.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.