The Presidency Chief Operations Officer, (COO), Ms Lakela Kaunda, is to join the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (COGTA), as COO on secondment for a period of 12 months, at the request of COGTA, with effect from 20 March 2018.
Ms Kaunda has been with the Presidency since 2009, first as Deputy Director-General and Head of the Private Office of the President and later as Chief Operations Officer. She had previously served the Presidency from 2000 to 2005 as Head of Communications and Spokesperson to then Deputy President Jacob Zuma
We wish Ms Kaunda well during her tenure at COGTA and know that she will represent us well given her diligence, expertise and unwavering commitment to public service. We also thank Ms Kaunda for her sterling contribution to the Presidency in various roles over the years, said the Director-General in the Presidency Dr Cassius Lubisi.
Ms Kaunda expressed gratitude to the Presidency for enabling her to join COGTA to become part of the coalface of service delivery.
I am looking forward to becoming part of the actual building of better communities through serving in a line function department. COGTA is a huge portfolio and this will enable me to expend my energy in various fields during the duration of my secondment, said Ms Kaunda.
Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa