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The Government today appointed 14 permanent secretaries for the new Ministries that were set up by the new Government. The Office of the Prime Minister said that three of the 14 permanent secretaries who served in the previous legislature have retained their appointment.
These appointments were made after under the due process of the Constitution and Public Service Commission.
The OPM said that there will be a transition period and the permanent secretaries who were not retained will be utilized in projects compatible with their substantive grade.
The 14 permanent secretaries are:
Paul Zahra – Ministry of European Affairs.
Joseph Cole – Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
John Borg – Ministry of Tourism.
Dr James Calleja – Ministry of Education.
Brian Montebello – Ministry of Sustainable Development and the Environment.
Joseph M Callus – Ministry of Transport and the Infrastructure.
Mrs Joyce Dimech – Ministry for Gozo.
Joseph Camilleri – Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Rights.
Mrs Paulanne Mamo – Ministry for the Economy, Investment and SMEs.
Mark Musu – Ministry for Social Policy and the Family.
Kevin Mahoney – Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security.
Alfred Camilleri – Ministry of Finance.
Dr Mario Rodgers – SMinistry for Energy and Water Conservation.
Joseph Rapa – Ministry of Health.