VP thanks retirees for their patriotic service


07-February-2012

The retirees in a souvenir photo with VP Faure and representatives of the ministries and organisations they have worked for

After they outlined the work they have been doing, Mr Faure commended them for their endurance, adding even though they put it in a few words, they had said a lot as their statements would encourage young people to give their best for Seychelles.

Mr Faure – who is also the Minister for Public Administration – also gave the former public servants tokens of appreciation, agreeing with them that they will continue to serve the country in different capacities.

The former public servants are Virginia Victor who was a health coordinator with Ministry of Health when she retired, after serving the ministry for 46 years.

Macdonald Benoit, who was a bus driver, has put in 31 years with the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC). He said it is not always easy to deal with the public.

Former teacher Abdourahamane Diallo said he was in the first batch of expatriates from Guinea to leave their country and come to serve Seychelles – which they saw as a second home – and served with all his dedication, becoming a research officer in culture and finally working with the Creole Institute as a senior research officer, clocking 31 years before his retirement.

Sidney Bamboche started off as a bus conductor and ended up as a bus driver clocking 32 years at the SPTC, and said he is happy to take a rest before considering whether he will put in a few more years of service in formal or other employment.

Accompanying the retirees to Mr Faure’s State House office were their former chief executives, the principal secretary (PS) for Health Dr Bernard Valentin, chief executive Veronique Laporte of the SPTC, the PS for Administration Jessie Esparon and the PS for Education Merida Delcy.

Also present was Jeanne Simeon from the VP’s office.

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