President Faure reshuffles Cabinet
Following his recent elevation to president, Danny Faure has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet.
The official press release giving the changes as published on the State House website is as follows:
“President Danny Faure Announces the Reshuffling of Cabinet of Ministers during First Cabinet Meeting
Sat, 29 October 2016
President Danny Faure held the first Cabinet meeting at State House this morning. During his address in the presence of all Cabinet members and senior officials of the Office of the President, President Faure announced the respective portfolios.
Together with the President and the Vice-President, the following ministers will form the Cabinet:
|Danny Faure||President and also holds Public Administration, Legal Affairs, Defence and Foreign Affairs|
|Vincent Meriton||Vice-President and also holds Information, Blue Economy, Investment and Industry,|
|Information Communication, Technology (ICT), Risk and Disaster Management,|
|Religious Affairs and Civil Society, and Inner and Outer Islands|
|Jean-Paul Adam||Minister for Health and Social Affairs|
|Joel Morgan||Minister for Education and Human Resource Development|
|Idith Alexander||Minister for Youth, Sports & Culture|
|Alain Ste. Ange||Minister for Tourism, Aviation, Port and Marine|
|Michael Benstrong||Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture|
|Didier Dogley||Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change|
|Charles Bastienne||Minister for Habit, Infrastructure and Land Transport|
|Mitcy Larue||Minister for Internal Affairs|
|Macsuzy Mondon||Minister for Local Government|
|Dr. Peter Larose||Minister for Finance, Trade and Economic Planning|
|Wallace Cosgrow||Minister for Employment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation|
The President reiterated that national unity and reconciliation remain core objectives for the government. He affirmed his commitment to continue working with the National Assembly, civil society, religious groups, the business community and the opposition to create a Seychelles together; where lasting peace, stability, reconciliation and unity reign.
During his address President Faure also highlighted new guidelines and the type of dynamic work approach that the Cabinet will need to adopt with greater emphasis to ensure the Seychellois people remain at the centre of all actions and decisions. Further announcements regarding senior appointments will be announced in the coming week.”