‘Strong Protocols’ Needed For Tourism Partnership Job

economic development eco dev signThe Council’s economic development team has put, “strong protocols” in place so there can be no claims of conflict of interest between the Tourism Partnership and the Local Action Group.

It follows the appointment of LAG manager Amanda Pender as joint manager of the new private and public sector tourism body. Amanda will work part-time in that role while she continues in her local action group position.

There could be potential for issues because LAG has funded the Tourism Partnership, which employs Amanda.

Diana Mompoloki from the Council says, with this in mind, they’ve discussed procedures to protect the Partnership, Amanda and the Council.

When talking to the media, for instance, it will have to be made clear which ‘hat’ Amanda is wearing.

But vice chairman of Council Amanda Martin told the planning meeting that she was concerned that a ‘sub-division’ of jobs like this should be run past the appropriate Council committee.


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