NATIONAL ASSEMBLY INTERVIEWS NOMINEES FOR MINISTERIAL AND
Assembly has reconvened in an unscheduled session on Wednesday 26th
October to continue with the vetting process of the new nominations to
In its sitting on
Tuesday 25th October, members interviewed the Vice President
nominee, Vincent Meriton; proposed Designated Minister, MacSuzy Mondon
and former Speaker of National Assembly, Dr. Patrick Herminie who
President Danny Faure has nominated as a Minister.
Minister Vincent Meriton for about 3 hours on his 38 years in public
service particularly at the head of several ministries namely Health,
Social Affairs, Local Affairs, Community Development and Sports.
dismissed allegations from opposition MNAs that district administrations
staff were biased activists of the ruling party and that there was no
attempt to recover over USD $6million meant to purchase
pharmaceuticals amongst other issues.
Presidential nominee also refuted claims that he had intervened on
behalf of his daughter to enable her to acquire 2 plots of government
land at Sorrento, Glacis last year. He explained that the land was
purchased with the conditions that his daughter would bear the cost for
infrastructure such as access roads, electricity and water.
The interview of
the proposed Designated Minister MacSuzy Mondon by the National
Assembly, which was functioning as the Assembly Business Committee
followed. She is the first woman to be proposed for the post of
designated Minister in Seychelles.
presented herself as a hardworking person with a long career in teaching
and education and was questioned on several issues especially pertaining
to the Ministry of Education.
said should the National Assembly approve her nomination as designated
minister one of her first task would be to improve the standard of
education. She revealed plans to facilitate work opportunities for
Seychellois if approved as Designated Minister. Minister Mondon
expressed confidence that she would work well within the new cabinet.
Members of the
National Assembly will vote on the nominations after the other nominated
Ministers namely Marie-Louise Potter, Dick Esparon, Peter Larose and
nominated Ambassador Andre Pool appear before the National Assembly