Monday 15th September, 2014
THIS WEEK IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
The Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, Mr. Pierre Laporte, will be present during the National Assembly’s second sitting for the term, to answer ten (10) questions.
The questions relate to the following: the benefits of Seychelles’ accession to the World Trade Organization; longer grace periods and simpler application procedures for loans granted to small businesses; measures to reduce corruption in the country; the appropriate course of action to be taken by the unsatisfied consumer paying for a service not delivered by a telecommunication company; institutional measures to ensure that the progress achieved with the 2008 macro-economic program is not compromised and finally, information on the PPBB pilot project otherwise known as Performance-Based Budgeting Program.
One public bill has been tabled for this sitting: the Radiation Safety and Security Bill, 2014. It regulates the peaceful use of ionizing radiation (from radioactive and nuclear materials) and creates a competent authority to ensure conformance with the statute. The bill will be presented by the Minister for Labour and Human Resource Development, Ms. Idith Alexander.
Additionally, Hon. Herbert Hoareau, representative of the St. Louis district will present a motion to the House, requesting for the executive to reconsider the level of logistical support and quantity of resources provided to the Seychelles National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) in their fight against the unremitting drug trafficking problem.
Haajira Jumaye (Ms)
Public Relations, Communication and Protocol Officer