Since Colonel David Savy left Air Seychelles, the national air carrier has been regrouping and grasping the depth of the mess it is in. Recently, Maurice Lousteau -Lallane was honest enough on the matter to advise us that the Dream liner dream is now over and the new planes will not be delivered to Air Seychelles. Additionally, Mr. Lallane was brave enough to hand in the two leased Boeing 767-200's that were giving Air Seychelles a bad name and they sat at the air plane parking lot most of the time. All the money spent by Colonel Savy on re painting these planes went down the drain. Air Seychelles has a new luxurious building at Pointe Larue, and this is thanks to a Sr. 33 Million brain storming effort by Col. Savy. It is a legacy he has left the airline, and it is a legacy of debt and government of Seychelles subventions, which the people of Seychelles will have to foot the bill.
Col. Savy Left.... It Went Silent!
When Col Savy left, all went silent at Air Seychelles. Part of the reason was that everyone was elated in silence to see his departure. Even Mr. Lallane, who did not have many friends in the past, in the investigative journalism field, has been welcomed as a fresh face at Air Seychelles. Mr. Steller has recently been appointed, and though his post was not tendered, he has been welcome. One can only ask what kind of fear and intimidation did Savy use to run Air Seychelles into the mess it is in today?
Air Seychelles Needs A Forensic Audit
Air Seychelles needs a forensic audit to cover clear the air. We need to go into the books of Air Seychelles, and investigate the errors in management once and for all so those errors are never repeated ever again. We cannot allow money to be misused; resources squandered and remain silent on the matter without comprehensive audits. I remember at one time, the Annual Report of Air Seychelles was held as a secret document. Staffs were told what was in the report, but they could not read it. This is ever more justification to call for a Forensic Audit at Air Seychelles, to cover the Col. Savy era. To make matters even more compelling, Col. Savy is now Chairman of the SCAA. The future of our airport is in his hands. Can we trust the Col. to do a good job at the airport? Perhaps as long as it does not have wings or wheels, I suppose.
IMF Eyeing Air Seychelles
The IMF has expressed concern of the Parastatal Air Seychelles. It is subjected to regular subventions and has not been a proactive player in the Tourism Industry. At times, it has operated independently of the needs of the trade. Hence, it has allowed other airlines, to enter the market and compete with Air Seychelles. We need to start opening up dialogue with Air Seychelles and the politicos who have systematically delivered failing results for the national air carrier. We cannot afford to allow Air Seychelles to fail; Government must push open the Board of Directors of Air Seychelles, to give way to more private sector business representation. Even today, Air Seychelles is over stacked with paper pushers and too many stooge managers. The result of this policy will be catastrophic, and IMF will come in make a recommendation, and push it over the top. It is time to wake up and smell the jet fuel, it is getting stagnate.