State-run National Electrification Administration on Wednesday assured rural electrification stakeholders that only the most qualified individuals would manage the electric cooperatives nationwide to make them globally competitive.
Newly-installed NEA administrator Antonio Mariano Almeda said a proper and fair selection process is followed at all times, just like in the recent appointment of the project supervisor and acting general managers of Isabela I Electric Cooperative Inc. and Isabela II Electric Cooperative.
Almeda designated NEA legal services office lawyer Oswaldo Gabat as the new project supervisor of ISELCO I and ISELCO II.
Lawyer Karen Abuan was selected as ISELCO I acting general manager after the management committee expressed full support for her appointment.
The ISELCO II board also accepted the designation of acting general manager Erni Baggao.
The appointment of the project supervisor and acting general managers were also approved by the NEA board of administrators as it complies with the rules and guidelines in selecting the most competent officials.
Almeda said NEA is committed to driving sustainable rural development by creating and maintaining high-performing electric cooperatives.
The NEA chief asked for cooperation and support of the electric cooperatives, the different organizations in the electric distribution industry and various consumer groups for a more effective and efficient service to the consumers.