Closing Information \Remarks
The Assembly has approved since February – the beginning of this term- 13 motions
6 Bills (2 private members Bills and 4 Public Bills) have passed before NAS
As at 3 pm today Tuesday 11th April 2017, the committee has registered 235 Cases for Anti Victimization. Applicants age between 22-86 years old
The committee has received grievances from overseas as well.
Acknowledgment by letter is to be posted whilst acknowledgement by emails has been sent and a copy of email has been attached to the respective grievance forms.
Committee on Government Assurances
COGA to continue to meet over the recess- next scheduled meeting Tuesday 18th April
Truth and Reconciliation Committee
To date, the Committee has registered 255 grievances.
The Committee met on Monday, 10th April 2017 to go over the Grievance Forms, on a case by case basis to allow for the classification of the different types of grievances and their remedies. The work of the Committee (to go over all forms) will continue on Tuesday, 18th April 2017.
The Committee has invited members of the public, with an interest in Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity, to submit their written projects/recommendations to the Committee, to assist in the development process of a Commission on Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity, suitable for Seychelles. The aim of the National Commission would be to study and analyse complaints by individuals affected since the Coup D’état; shed light on those events and find solutions and closure to individuals affected so that the Country can move forward in unity. The deadline to submit written projects was Monday, 10th April 2017.
Truth and Reconciliation Committee Symposium
The Committee will also be holding a National Symposium on the 07th of May 2017 from 2.00pm to 6.00pm, at the International Conference Centre Seychelles (ICCS), which will be open to the general public. The Symposium aims to achieve the following goals:
- To design a national engagement strategy for developing and implementing a national reconciliation framework, informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee recommendations;
- To examine national ‘best practices’ towards achieving a Commission on Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity, suitable for Seychelles, which aim will be to study and analyse complaints by individuals affected since the Coup D’état; shed light on those events and find solutions and closure for individuals affected, so that the country can move forward in unity;
- To create a platform for action, to chart a way forward towards achieving Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity, in Seychelles;
- To share the findings of the work of the Committee to the general public; listen to suggestions/queries from the floor and provide sound feedback.
The Symposium will see the participation of both local and international guest speakers, as well as interventions from the Members of the Committee. As stated above, members of the public will also get the opportunity to ask questions and raise any points of concerns
Training for Members
Hon. John Hoareau and. Paul Ernesta presently following a short online course (6 months) with CPA ON fundamental programme on parliamentary Practice and procedures. The course has a face to face component which will take place in April (24th – 29th April, 2017) at the McGill School of Continuous Studies in Montreal, Canada.
A delegation of three members will participate in the APCOI mission that will take place in Madagascar from the 19th to 21st Avril 2017- Hon. Waven William , Hon. Florry Larue. The Delegation will be headed by Hon. Deputy Speaker – Mr. Nicholas Prea.
A member (Hon. Sebastian Pillay) will also leave for Comores on the 29th-30th April, 2017 on a Parliamentary exchange visit. The exchange will be themed around (La Pratique Parlementaire au Service de la bonne Gouvernance: L’experience des pays membres de la Commission de L’Ocean Indien) The Exchange will see the Participation of other countries within the region
Assembly in recess from tomorrow and to resume on the 16th of May, 2017.