President visits Anse aux Pins


The delegation is briefed on the Nourrice road project at Capuçins

It offered the district’s representatives a chance to put to the attention of the Head of State pertinent issues that need to be addressed and also to be briefed on on-going infrastructure projects.

Mr Michel was accompanied by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport Joel Morgan, secretary of state in the Office of the President Barry Faure, member of the National Assembly for Anse aux Pins Meggy Marie, the principal secretary for presidential affairs Lise Bastienne, the PS for Community Development and Sports Department Denis Rose, acting chief executive of the Seychelles Land Transport Agency Parinda Herath, district administrator Sylvia Stravens, Anse aux Pins primary school head teacher Inese Oredie and Sergeant Paul Lajoie.

The delegation visited the community centre – which needs renovation – and were welcomed at the school by the Minister for Education Macsuzy Mondon and her adviser Christian Cafrine.

A group of pupils bid farewell to President Michel and his delegation after they had visited the school

Mr Michel was told there are holes in the wire fences surrounding the school compound through which intruders gain access, as well as a shortage of security guards, which makes the school vulnerable to vandalism, an issue the Ministry of Education will now address.

The President also toured the construction site of the St Michel parish church of the Roman Catholic mission. He was welcomed by Bishop Denis Wiehe, the priest for the St Michel parish Father Lonnie Adrienne and project officers responsible for different aspects of construction work on the church.

The magnificent church project has been partly funded by the government of Seychelles. Mr Michel was briefed on the architectural and engineering design of the new church being described as a sustainable building by architect Brian Changty-Seng.

Touring the construction site of the new parish church

The previous church was built on unstable ground and had to be brought down when it developed severe cracks.

The delegation then visited the Anse aux Pins police station where the President was welcomed by the commissioner of police Ernest Quatre and the divisional commander, assistant superintendent Ebraham Essack. He was briefed about the redevelopment plans for the police station in order to raise its standard and also the renovation work for the police house nearby.

Visiting the police station

Among the infrastructure projects visited, President Michel viewed the Nourrice road at Capuçins, a much awaited project by the inhabitants as it will ease their lives.

Mr Morgan explained that this R2 million motorable road project will be implemented in 2013 now that the district authority has resolved legal issues which were delaying its construction.

President Michel visited several homes and concluded his visit near the development of Ile Soleil.

Mr Faure explained that the final stage of the Seychelles 2020 Presidential Commission is currently selecting the company that will have the responsibility for promoting developments on the island which has been divided into various developmental areas such as hotel, artisanal shops, residential and other commercial sites. 

President Michel described his visit to the Anse aux Pins district as satisfactory and a pleasure to have been able to pay visits to different families, to talk to them and understand their issues in order to see how their living conditions can be improved.

He assured the people of Anse aux Pins that he will continue his district visits and come back to Anse aux Pins to visit other families.

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