New Planning Authority Board Appointed
Tue, 03 March 2015
The Minister of Land Use & Housing, Christian Lionnet has appointed the Members of the Town & Country Planning Authority, in accordance with the the terms of reference provided by Town & Country Planning Act.
The appointments are effective today for a period of two years.
The Members of the Board are as follows:
Mr Hughes Adam Chairperson
Mr Wilson Nancy Member
Mr Sunil Shah Member
Mr Cyril Bonnelame Member
Mr Flavien Joubert Member
Dr Jude Gédéon Member
Mr Patrick André Member
Ms Sinha Levkovic Member
Mr Gabriel Essack Member
Mr Patrick Lablache Member
Mr Barry Assary Member
Mr Ron Felix Member
The board has stronger representation of the private sector, where 5 members inclusive of the chairman are from the private sector.
The new board of the Planning Authority is mandated to improve the efficiency and speed of its work, in order to deliver a better service to citizens and businesses in Seychelles.
This follows the call by President James Michel during his State of the Nation Address for the need to improve the ease of doing business in Seychelles.
“We shall continue to encourage all Seychellois to be enterprising. Encourage everyone to work hard. We must create a better environment for doing business in our country. Create more employment. Increase productivity. Let us work together to remove obstacles that hinder our people. Many people complain that their principal sources of frustration are the Licensing Authority, the Planning Authority, or the Customs. We really must get ourselves in order! ”said President Michel in the address.
The President said that while Seychelles ranks 85th out of 189 countries where it concerns ease of doing business, the Government strategy is to improve this rank and place Seychelles among the 30 best countries for doing business in the next 5 years.