Published On: Wed, Aug 2nd, 2017

Appointments

The report the General Audit Chamber released last month about the appointment of directors to government entities confirms once more something many people have known for years: something stinks in the arena where the best jobs are distributed.

This is, again, an issue that ought to inspire the Parliament to spring into action. Sadly, it is unlikely that our elected representatives are willing to do that.

Michel Hyman was just appointed director of the airport – without an advice from the Corporate Governance Council. According to the airport, this is not necessary, because the appointment stems from the airport operation company, not from the holding company. In the airport’s view, the government, as the 100-percent shareholder of the holding, only has a say about the holding, not about the operation company.

It’s just one example of an appointment that seems to slither through the intricate web of rules that were once designed to keep everybody honest.

When push comes to shove, the rules are interpreted at someone’s convenience while the parliament does nothing.