A former Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) board of director calls on any new successive Government next year to advertise the SIVB directors’ post.
The former director who declined to be named told the Solomon Star in an interview that Parliament had enacted the SIVB Act in 1996 that clearly stated directors post should be publicly advertised.
“However today it’s sad to see this SIVB Act being breached by our leaders by handpicking someone they know who lacks any knowledge about tourism.”
The former director said SIVB is the marketing arm of government therefore the organisation needs qualified people with tourism background to be appointed as directors inside the SIVB board inorder to make better decision.
“We don’t need someone from village that doesn’t have any tourism background to be elected as director into the board,” he said.
The former director claimed the current SIVB board is a clear example of poor director’s appointment.
“Its sad to see someone that has no tourism background being appointed as SIVB director. To make it even worse, the post was never advertised according to SIVB Act.
“As a former SIVB director, I urge any new successive government to consider SIVB directors who have tourism background and advertise the post for people who have tourism background to apply rather than appointing someone who does not have any tourism background,” he said.
Meanwhile the former director thanked the minister of tourism and current SIVB directors for tangible achievement done by SIVB this year.
By DENVER NEWTER