At its first meeting held last week, the Board decided its members would only get session allowances and no monthly salary.
The new board was appointed about two months after Prime Minister Charlot Salwai terminated the former Board of Directors led Jhon Lum.
The termination was made on August 29, 2017, according to a Resolution of the Shareholders Decision of July 12.
The termination letters of the six were signed by Salwai.
The letters state that “the Chairman of the Shareholders said that the Council of Ministers (COM) already decided to terminate the current members of the Board of Directors of Air Vanuatu Operations Limited”.
The motion to terminate the six Directors was made in conformity with a decision by the Council of Ministers.
It was moved by shareholder — Minister of Finance Gaetan Pikioune and seconded by shareholder-Minister of Justice Ronald Warsal, during the Shareholders Extraordinary general meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister on July 12.
The Motion was carried unanimously.
The termination letter, signed by PM Salwai, states: “I inform you that the shareholders of the company, decided on 12th July to terminate your appointment as a director of the Board of Directors of the Company.
“I thank you for the contributions and time dedicated to Air Vanuatu (Operations) Ltd during your service.”
There was no official reason stated for the termination.
The other new Board of Directors are Molkis Joseph, Deputy Principal Corporate Services Vanuatu Institute of Technology (INTV) – Prime Minister’s Representative, Naliupis Tony – 1st Political Advisor — Ministry of Finance & Economic Management — Representative, Bernier Loïc – Private Sector Representative, Aru Adela Issachar – General Manager Vanuatu Tourism Office/Private Sector Representative, and Iapson George – 1st Political Advisor – Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Trade, Tourism & Commerce – Representative.
Photo source Air Vanuatu