The appointment of six women as Directors in six respective Government Departments and one occupying the position of Commissioner of Labour marks a milestone in the history of Vanuatu.
They are: Meriam Seth Toalak — Director of Biosecurity; Dorothy Erickson — Director of Finance & Treasury; Rothina Ilo — Director of Women’s Affairs; Esline Garabiti — Director of VMGD; Ann-Rose Tjiobang — Director of Tertiary & Training and Donna Kalfatak — Director of Environment Protection & Conservation. Miss Murielle M Meltenoven is appointed to the position of Commissioner of Labour & Employment Services.
The seven women are among 36 directors whose appointments were made over the weekend. 15 of them are former directors who have been re-appointed to their positions, 14 are new while some of the women previously occupied the positions on an acting basis.