Yacht Tours dismisses reports that new MTDC director is their employee

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 12:28

Miadhu

Yacht Tours has dismissed reports that Abdul Ghafoor who was recently appointed to the Maldives Tourism Development Corporation Board of Directors is the Deputy Director of the Company. The press release by the company says that Ghafoor is not an employee of the company as he had resigned last December.

The press release says that the cover story run by Aafathis News that the Deputy Director of Yacht Tours had been included in the MTDC Board of Directors, is untrue. The press release also stated that the article published on Haveeru News on 11th January stating words said by Special Advisor to the President Dr. Hassan Saeedh had been written whilst the Journalist who wrote the article and Dr. Hassan Saeedh were unaware of the facts" said the press release by the company.

Yacht Tours is owned by business tycoon Abdulla Jabir who is deputy leader of Jumhoory Party, which makes up part of the ruling coalition. The Handhufushi Resort (formerly known as Herethere') is being leased to Yacht Tours by MTDC.

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