Cabinet Decisions

Cabinet Business – Friday 19th January, 2018

20 January 2018

President Danny Faure chaired a scheduled meeting of the Cabinet on Friday morning, 19th January, at which a number of legal and policy memoranda were considered.

Cabinet approved for the construction of new infrastructure on Mahé and Praslin that would improve the quality and quantity of meat produced locally.  These include the construction of a modern abattoir on Mahé and Praslin as well as a hatchery unit.

Cabinet also approved for Seychelles to trade with Kenya in 21 crop commodities. These include amongst others cabbage, mangoosteen, cauliflower and onion.  The decision was based on a pest risk analysis that was undertaken on the specified crops in Kenya to ensure that satisfactory risk management measures were in place to ensure safe trade.

Cabinet approved Seychelles' position for the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s allocation criteria for fisheries catch in the high seas as well as in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone.  Proposals will be discussed in the 4th IOTC Technical Committee meeting due to be held in Seychelles in February.

Cabinet approved a proposal for the construction of an additional market for the sale of fruit, vegetables and other miscellaneous items. The new market will be located at Bois de Rose.

Cabinet also endorsed the youth motivation building programme called Inspire to Aspire.  The aim of the programme was to use high profile personalities as role models to inspire young people to aim high and achieve their dreams.  The programme will be managed by SNYC and will involve personalities from sports, culture, entrepreneurship and social engagement.

Cabinet expressed disappointment with Seychelles ranking in the 2018 world ease-of-doing-business index.  The recently released report placed Seychelles as 95th out of 190 countries.

Cabinet advised that regulatory agencies take all necessary measures to streamline and accelerate procedures to make the Seychelles business environment as efficient as possible.

Cabinet advised that steps be taken to address the concerns of the residents of Île Perseverance who had expressed the wish to have an open space within their community for recreation and socialising.

Cabinet also discussed some of the concerns expressed by citizens in their letters and meetings with the President and with Ministers.  Concerns cited included excessive noise from neighbours and entertainment establishments, as well as instances of poor service delivery.  The President directed that resolute action be taken to properly address all issues of concern.

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