CANCELLATION OF LAND
Faure has not approved the proposed 60-year lease agreement between the
Government of Seychelles and a company called International Prestige
(Holdings) Ltd for parcels of land at Providence Industrial Estate.
representations made to him in a letter by the Leader of the Opposition,
Wavel Ramkalawan. The President reviewed the dossier, and decided that
the lease agreement should not proceed.
altogether nine parcels of land totaling 6,234 m2 located at
Providence Zone 18 South. The original allocation of the plots had
followed a tender process, and approval in principle had been given by
Government on the 11th October 2016.
The company had
intended to use the land for the development of an entertainment and
residential complex, but the President noted this would not be in line
with Government's policy for land use in the Providence Industrial
Prestige (Holdings) Ltd is expected to be refunded the sum of SR1M which
it had already deposited for the lease. The parcels would now be
available to the State for allocation as appropriate.
RECEIVED FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE SBC BOARD
The members of the new Seychelles
Broadcasting Corporation Board are expected to be presented with their
Instruments of Appointment in a ceremony at State House in the afternoon
of Wednesday 14th June.
The Office of the President has
confirmed that it has received all the recommendations from the
Constitutional Appointments Authority and the relevant agencies for the
appointment of the new SBC Board.
The amended SBC Act provides for a Board
of nine members, which includes the Chairman, the Vice‑Chairman and
seven other Members. Their appointments are for a five‑year period.
The posts of the Chairman and the
Vice-Chairman of the Board, as well as one other Member are nominated by
the CAA, following the advertising of the vacancies and interviews of
applicants by the CAA. The remaining six Members of the Board are each
one nominated by the Speaker of the National Assembly; the Chief
Justice; the Association of Media Practitioners of Seychelles; the
Seychelles Inter-Faith Council; the Citizens' Engagement Platform
Seychelles (CEPS); the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Once the Board has been appointed,
suitably qualified persons will be invited to apply for the posts of
Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Following
interviews, the CAA will make recommendations to the President for their
appointments. The President will then consult with the Speaker of the
National Assembly and the Chief Justice before making the appointments.
HEALTH AGENCIES HOLD
JOINT COORDINATION MEETING
The Ministry of Health and the three
health agencies in the country met in a coordination meeting at the Eden
Bleu Hotel on 12th June to evaluate their progress since the
modernisation processes began in 2013.
As part of the reform process, the
Ministry of Health shifted its focus to policy while the service
delivery role was assigned to the Health Care Agency, the Public Health
Authority and the National Aids Council.
The Minister responsible for Health,
Jean-Paul Adam said the meeting provided an opportunity for members of
the board to interact together with the senior management members of the
“Give them a chance as well to give
feedback and to give views on what we’ve achieved since 2013; also where
we need to give more attention. We talked about things like the human
resource development; the infrastructure modernization that is required
and investing in processes,” said Minister Adam.
During his address, the Minister noted
that while access to health care in Seychelles is not a problem, the
Ministry is gearing its efforts to raising the quality of care to global