Three representatives of Kyrgyzstan in Centerra Gold, earning about $ 200,000 a year, do not speak English fluently. Deputy Chairman of the Board of Kyrgyzaltyn JSC Bektur Sagynov announced today at a meeting of Republic - Ata Jurt faction.
According to him, two of the three members of the Board of Directors - Emil Orozbaev and Kalinur Sadyrov - have basic English language communication skills. "Kylychbek Shakirov speaks English very well, but he, as far as I know, is not highly proficient in it" Bektur Sagynov added.
At the same time the head of Kyrgyzaltyn Almaz Alimbekov noted that Emil Orozbaev and Kalinur Sadyrov have already written notices of resignation. "Why did they give up such a position, receiving about $ 200,000 a year? Are they afraid of criminal cases?" the leader of Respublika-Ata Jurt Omurbek Babanov said. However, the head of Kyrgyzaltyn explained it by the fact that the management of JSC came to a conclusion that these persons do not meet the requirements set to the members of the Board of Directors.
"So, would it be better to hire English-speaking managers of international level who for $20,000 per month would be engaged exclusively in representation of the interests of Kyrgyzstan in Centerra Gold? Do you hire international lawyers to sue our own company? But the decision on issue of shares was made by Centerra Gold management, not by its owners, the main among whom is Kyrgyzstan," Omurbek Babanov said.
"It should be about the change of management, our representatives would have to say about it. Why are you sitting here? You would have to fly there, make statements, because the shareholders of Centerra Gold are international funds, and they are afraid of noise. We still have not learned to defend our interests, and this all is because this issue has been turned into politics, we still can not agree among ourselves, and if we continue to argue so, the period will not be put," Omurbek Babanov addressed representatives of Kyrgyzaltyn JSC.
Information on possible proceedings against the decision on the additional issue of shares of Centerra Gold of 4.6 million was announced today at the meeting of faction by the head of Kyrgyzaltyn Almaz Alimbekov.