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The Sittings of the National Assembly will be on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th September 2018.

The Bills Committee chaired by Hon. Bernard Georges will present its annual Report for September 2017 to September 2018 to the House followed by the Designated Minister, Mrs. Macsuzy Mondon who will respond to Questions for Oral Answer from several Members, namely; Hon. Egbert Aglae, Hon. Wilbert Herminie, Hon. Wavel Woodcock and Hon. John Hoareau. The Questions from the Members will address certain maintenance issues regarding several Sporting facilities in different districts, as well as the multi-purpose courts that are not in good condition. 

After Question Time, the Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Mr. Charles Bastienne will be making a Statement on the Comprehensive Plan for Agriculture.

The National Assembly will be taking the Second Reading of the Immigration Bill, 2018 to be presented by the Minister for Employment, Immigration and Civil Status, Ms. Myriam Thelemaque and the Constitutional Posts (Special Pension) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which is a Private Member’s Bill to be presented by Hon. Wavel Ramkalawan, the Leader of the Opposition. 

In addition, there will be two Motions presented:

Hon. Waven William – Member for Grande Anse Mahe is calling for the Government to review the criteria that planning are utilizing, that is delaying the development of the districts whilst taking into accounts the local and cultural context.

Hon. Wavel Ramkalawan – Leader of the Opposition is calling for the National Assembly to express:

a. The disappointment in the way the Executive is leading the country

b. The profound concern that there is no effective action being taken within the administration of the country

c. The worry that the state of the country is deteriorating 

And therefore is calling for Mr Danny Faure to resign immediately as the President in the interest of the Nation and to permit the people of Seychelles to choose their Government. 

For more details please contact:

Ms. Alexandria Faure - Public Relations, Communications & Protocol Manager  

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LDS is calling for full mobilisation for a mass rally on Sunday 23rd September, 2018 at Pointe Larue.

The event will mark the 2nd Anniversary of the LDS majority in the National Assembly, after the 2016 elections. LDS is asking the people of Seychelles to mark this occasion as the beginning of change that our country needs. The National Assembly has set a new direction for Seychelles.

But it is time to renew the battle for change. LDS seeks the support of all for its call for fresh Presidential election. 

WE NEED A NEW GOVERNMENT!

The Government led by Mr. Danny Faure has stalled. Decisions are not being taken and many problems are dragging on. Mr. Faure himself is stuck in the practices of the past and is unable to take action against the pressing problems such as drugs and corruption. We need a new start. 

COME AND SUPPORT OUR CALL FOR CHANGE! 

LDS will launch actions to call for new Presidential election and to get support of the people of Seychelles for this.

LDS believes the time is right to renew the call made in early 2017, under the logan “We want an Elected President”. This is because there is now ample proof that the current administration is failing in its responsibility to provide leadership for the country, and in particular to resolve the numerous problems that we contunue to experience.

The new call will be launched in a motion brought by the Leader of The Opposition, Hon. Wavel Ramkalawan, asking the National Assembly to call on President Danny Faure to resign to make way for a fresh Presidential election.

This motion will not have any binding Constitutional effect, because under our Constitution the president is directly elected by the people and cannot be removed by parliament through a motion.

The motion will be followed by rallies and meetings in which LDS will ask the people of Seychelles to back this call. This will demonstrate the people’s will which is the basis of democracy.

Dates and  venues for these events will be publicised and LDS seeks overwhelming support for this call.

Seychelles national football team faces African superpower Nigeria on Saturday. 

It is the case of a mouse against the super eagles. But what can make the difference is the support that our boys can get from the whole country.

We need to rally behind Seychelles! 

Seychelles coach Gavin Jeanne has done his best to downplay expectations. He has recognised the long odds that we face against one of the most powerful teams on the continent, with a lot of resources at its disposal. 

The coach has also spoken of the difficulties he has had in pulling the squad together and the resources to put it in readiness. 

But we know the players are keen for this test. We will give them all the support we can and hope the day will be theirs, and ours. 

Ale Sesel

Picture : Migrant workers in Seychelles

The department of employment has announced that government will pay off migrant workers being repatriated if their employers have failed to pay them.

According to the Principal Secretary for Employment, Jules Baker, Government will pay workers facing deportation from the Trafficking in Persons Fund so they can go home with their salaries. These payments could add up to a cost of around R800,000 to R1 million. Government will then take action to make the employers reimburse the payment.

While this scheme may solve one problem it could lead to another. Dishonest employers may wriggle out of their responsibility altogether.

Tough action is needed to ensure that employers who bring in foreign workers meet their obligations in full. The payment of salaries to workers, Seychellois or foreign, must have priority in any funds or assets owned by the employer.

According to the labour department, there are currently nine businesses that are reneging on employment laws and the main violation among this group is non-payment of workers’ salaries and additional benefits such as overtime. Other violations include improper accommodations and abuse of working hours.

PS Baker has announced that some regulations will be strengthened in response to the current crisis.  Laws will be amended to impose stiffer fines for employers failing to meet their obligations, and the mechanism for work permits will be stricter.

But these regulations need to implemented rogourously if the problem is to be solved. The laissez-faire attiitude of key ministries is the main reason why the situation has reached a crisis.

 

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