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Prime Minister of Georgia Appoints New Head of Regional Policy and Coordination Service at the Government Administration and 4 New Governors

Regional Policy and Coordination Service at the Government Administration will be managed by Konstantine Ananiashvili. He was presented to Governors by Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia today.

The Head of Government of Georgia noted that Konstantine Ananiashvili will coordinate effective interaction of the Government with regions and State Representatives.

«Corps of Governors will have a new Head and his name is Kote Ananiashvili. His main duty will be the management of the corps, intensified coordination between local and central authorities. Kote will bear responsibility for this. Your main fulcrum in the context of routine governance will be Kote. We will also have meetings — initially once a week — similar to how the Executive Government Meetings are held, in this particular case — with a sole engagement of Governors» noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

Konstantine Ananiashvili was a Director of the Police Department in Adjara and later served at various positions of the Ministry of Interior since 2005. In 2013-2016 he was managing the First Unit of Old Tbilisi Division within the Main Department of Tbilisi under the Ministry of Interior, later promoted to the position of the Deputy Division Chief and then Division Chief. From 2016 to August 2018 he was Director of Shida Kartli Police Department under the Ministry of Interior.

In the opinion of the Head of Government of Georgia, the main duty of the newly appointed official is to effectively coordinate between local and central authorities. Decisions taken today will make this coordination further more effective.

«It is most important, especially today, when the country is fighting with the global pandemic and economic crisis. I wish to underline that duty and effective work of local authorities, governors and our citizens have a tremendous importance in the successful completion of this fight. Current epidemic situation allows us to gradually ease the COVID restrictions, though even if the community transfer rate increases, we should have a capacity to manage the virus spread inter alia within regions and when a sound epidemic situation is witnessed in Adjara, Kakheti or elsewhere and slightly more complicated position in any other region, it should not mean that the country should close altogether. It is utterly important for the economic recovery of the country to start as early and effectively as possible» noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

In the assessment of the Head of Government of Georgia, the second and significant part is the economic recovery, thus making the main goal of easing to be a readiness of the country for a comprehensive vaccination in the nearest future.

Giorgi Gakharia noted that regional governance has a tremendous importance towards this end. Respective logistical and other issues locally should be fully controlled by State Representatives.

«Technologically there are different types of vaccines. They all require different temperature regimes and many other components intact, including logistics, time management and other. All of that needs to be controlled in full locally by you. I wish to once again tell you that when the entire world is preparing for an exit from this global pandemic and consequential world-wide economic crisis, we all need to understand that effective and efficient work of every civil servant is of utmost importance to let Georgia occupy its due place in the global competition and emerge as a winner in this fight. Your performance will be of great significance here» stated the Prime Minister of Georgia at a meeting with Governors.

Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia appointed 4 new State Representatives.

Parmen Margvelidze will be the State Representative in Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti. He once served at this position in 2013-2017. Parmen has a rich experience in civil service. For a number of years he worked at various positions within the Inland Revenue Service of Georgia, including as a Deputy Head of Taxpayer Services Department, Head of Kutaisi Service Centre, Head of Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi Sector of the District Tax Officers Division, Head of Ambrolauri Service Centre within the Taxpayer Services Department, Head of Ambrolauri Unit of Tax Administration Division.

«You all know Papuna. He has worked as a Governor and holds rather sound experience» noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

Mamuka Saghareishvili has been appointed as a State Representative in Shida Karli Region. He has been working at various positions within the Ministry of Interior since 2005. From October 2015 to August 2018, he was a Deputy Director of Shida Kartli Police Department within the Ministry of Interior, while later was promoted to the position of a Director of Shida Kartli Police Department. From September 2018, he served as a Deputy Director of Tbilisi Police Department and from April 2020 — as Deputy Director of Samtskhe-Javakheti Police Department.

«Mamuka has worked a lot in regions. He is known locally and has a background in civil service, including those in law-enforcement bodies, thus making him fit for effective performance as a Governor in Shida Kartli region» noted Giorgi Gakharia.

David Nozadze will serve as a State Representative in the region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti. He is a lawyer by education obtained at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He has worked both in the public and private sectors of the country. At various times, he served at the National Probation Agency as Head of Agency, Head of Tbilisi Probation Bureau of the Agency and Lawyer of the Agency. In 2004-2010 he worked in the private sector.

«Mtskheta-Mtianeti. David is a long-time civil servant, a long-time team member and I am confident that he will make a difference in Mtskheta-Mtianeti» noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

By the decision of the Head of Government of Georgia, Giorgi Sakhokia will serve as a State Representative in the region of Guria . So far, he has been Deputy Head of Government Administration. From 2014 he occupied various positions at the Ministry of Interior, including the Head of Administration, Deputy Head of Administration, Head of Public Information Division. In 2013-2014, he managed an Internal Audit Service in the Public Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice. He has worked in the private sector, as well as in a number of international projects, including managerial positions. Giorgi Sakhokia is a lawyer by education obtained at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University He is a participant of a number of international programs.

«Giorgi is an experienced civil servant as well. I am confident that life will at least successfully become livelier in Guria in the nearest future» noted Giorgi Gakharia.

Individuals currently serving as Acting Governors in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Kakheti will be appointed to the position of Governors in their respective regions. Namely, Malkhaz Toria will serve as a State Representative in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Irakli Shioshvili — in Kakheti.

Shota Rekhviashvili will continue serving as a Governor of Kvemo Kartli, Besik Amiranashvili — as Governor of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Zviad Shalamberidze — as a Governor of Imereti.

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