President Danny Faure said Tuesday in a televised address that Seychelles’ democracy continues to evolve, its citizens live in freedom and that progress made in the island nation is being noticed internationally.
The address marked two years since Faure was sworn in as the fourth president since the island nation gained independence from Britain in 1976. He succeeded outgoing President James Michel, who resigned.
The ideas of transparency, accountability and good governance – three principles by which the president has sworn to lead the country – were prominent in his speech.
“In the last two years, we have worked together to put in place frameworks that will guarantee the existence of strong institutions, because I believe that strong institutions practice good governance and defend and protect the rights of citizens and ensure the country’s progress,” said Faure.