[Community-Discuss] Closed members and recovered resources

Janvier NGNOULAYE jnoulaye at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 15:58:15 UTC 2017

Dear Andrew and all,
I hope you will get me well here.
" the member base can see the document" does it mean those documents should
be published to the community? I think this clause into the bylaw requests
to any member to access to the documents when he/she asks. Based on this I
can't see any false in transparency. There is no need to change the bylaw
on this, but to give a correct reading on it.
So Trust and Patience are the key values the community should build vis à
vis the leaders of the Company, of cause in respect of the bylaw and
company Act, with the correct reading.
Nice week-end to All.
Janvier Ngnoulaye

Le 23 juin 2017 16:14, "Andrew Alston" <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com> a
écrit :


Sorry – but let me put this another way –

Confidence is a product of transparency – and when the bylaws of the
company say that the member base can see documents – we either change the
bylaws to say they can’t – or when requested to – the documents get
disclosed as per the bylaws.

A few weeks ago – I asked this community about transparency in the
financials and more transparency about what we wanted to see – I was met
with curious silence from most quarters – and I’d really like to see more
discussion on that as well.

The reality is – we’ve come a LONG way in the last few years in terms of
transparency – but have we come far enough?  I don’t believe so.
Furthermore – to be quite frank – while I trust the management of today – I
have no idea what the management will be like in the future – and therefore
– it is necessary to lay the groundwork and set the precedents that force
on going long term sustainable transparency.  So – if the bylaws grant the
access to things – let it be shared – there should be nothing to hide
anyway – because after all – if there are problems – this community can
sometimes assist in finding solutions to those problems and discussing them
openly.  However, if there are problems and they are dealt with behind
closed doors with the lights off – well – that is not exactly conducive to
trust is it?


*From:* Janvier NGNOULAYE [mailto:jnoulaye at gmail.com]
*Sent:* 23 June 2017 18:06
*To:* Badru Ntege <badru.ntege at nftconsult.com>

*Cc:* General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net>
*Subject:* Re: [Community-Discuss] Closed members and recovered resources

Le 23 juin 2017 15:31, "Badru Ntege" <badru.ntege at nftconsult.com> a écrit :

Sent from my iPhone

> On 23 Jun 2017, at 15:13, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Auditor's Report is already published along with the Financial
Statements. The Board believes that the Management letter is a confidential

Why would the management letter be . Confidential????

Badru, because it is a management letter. Take it like this. It is a common
principle in management.

People or community should have a little confidence to the people they
elected to carry the business of the company.



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