In what appears to be an ongoing reorganisation of City Hall, a long-time financial director will step into the shoes of an outgoing deputy administrative director today.
Bun Serey, Phnom Penh’s ex-finance director, will officially replace Tev Kim Piseth as deputy director of administration, said Koeut Chhe, an administrative director at City Hall.
“Furthermore, two more deputies will be added to be in charge of different jobs,” Chhe said.
The municipality currently has three deputy directors of administration, each of whom is in charge of a particular area. But amid a growing workload, the two additional vice presidents will allow City Hall to better handle its numerous “fish to fry”, Chhe said.
The move comes less than a week after it was announced that Chhay Rithisen, director of the city’s Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, was to be replaced by his deputy director, Chea Srun.
Ouk Sophal, an accounting chief in the financial department, is slotted to replace Serey as Phnom Penh’s financial director. When contacted yesterday, Sophal pleaded ignorance.
“I got the invitation to attend [a meeting at city hall tomorrow], but I have no knowledge about a position transfer,” Sophal told the Post. “However, I have heard of the promotion, but I have not seen any official letter yet.”
Serey is the father of Bun Ratanak, a City Hall accounting officer who was charged in July with killing three people by running them down in his Range Rover.