Seychelles News Agency to become independent entity next year, following Cabinet vote

The Cabinet of Ministers approved a policy proposal on Wednesday to turn the Seychelles News Agency (SNA) into an independent entity.

The deputy cabinet secretary for policy affairs, Margaret Pillay, explained that the proposal comes after the National Assembly questioned the importance and necessity of the government-funded agency during last year’s national budget discussions.

“Last year during budget discussions, it was understood that SNA was being funded as a social programme. It was then clearly explained that SNA has placed Seychelles on a map where credible information is given which the outside world can use when reporting about the country,” said Pillay.

The deputy cabinet secretary for policy affairs further added that “other written press houses have an affiliation, hence a specific agenda, whereas SNA independently gives news….
Source: Seychelles News Agency