More than 50 monuments in Seychelles are protected under new act

Newly approved proposals to the National Monuments Act of Seychelles will make provisions for the respective board to be responsible for the building of new monuments, said an official of the department of culture.

Cecile Kalebi, the principal secretary, made these statements to SNA following the approval of the proposed amendments to the Monuments Act 2013 by the Cabinet of Ministers recently. The amendments will be submitted to the National Assembly for approval.

“These amendments will ensure added protection for current monuments, ensure that new developments retain traditional architectural features and develop new projects for the preservation of monuments by looking at its commercial use,” said Kalebi.

There are over 50 monuments in Seychelles — a 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean — in categories ranging from sites, buildings and houses, and objects.

Source: Seychelles News Agency