Au Bon Marche a Major Partner for 40th Independence Anniversary
By Arthur Knight
Au Bon Marche, a family-based company and Vanuatu’s largest Supermarket Chain over the last 40 years, has signed a Major Partnership Agreement to support the 40th Independence Anniversary celebrations.
The Directors of the company, Andrew Leong and Michael Leong presented a cheque of VT2 million to Mrs Cherol Ala, Chairlady of the National Sub-Committee to help cater for the provision of food and running expenses for the event.
“Au Bon Marche has always been supporting the country for many years today. This is a very special time for the people of Vanuatu and we are proud as Ni-Vanuatu to be able to support this event,” said Mr.Leong.
In receiving the cheque on behalf of the Committee, Chairlady Ala said, “today is a fantastic day and we are so thankful and privileged to have Au Bon Marche with us and supporting the 40th Independence Anniversary celebrations.
“Despite the challenges we are facing at the moment during the SOE for COVID-19 and TC Harold recovery, we are delighted to receive such great support and partnership from the private sector for the Vanuatu government, during this national celebration across the country.”
Au Bon Marche is the third official partner to join following Digicel Vanuatu and the National Bank of Vanuatu.
There are 16 days to Thursday 30 July with the official march from Tagabe to Independence park from 7am Thursday 23 July.