President Michel meets with Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission
Tue, 04 October 2016
President James Michel met with the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Chairman, Justice Duncan Gaswaga and the Vice-Chairman, Mr. Daniel Belle, at State House this morning.
This forms part of a series of meetings the Anti-Corruption Commission is organizing with the heads of all three branches of Government; the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary, following its appointment in August.
They spoke about the work being undertaken by the Commission to establish its structure, guidelines, administration and systems as well as public education efforts concerning the terms of its mandate.
Justice Gaswaga briefed the President on the assistance that the Commission expects to receive from international institutions and experts who have experience in fighting corruption.
“The Commission will face many challenges when it starts to hear complaints from the public. The Seychellois people will be closely watching its work and credibility. I have full confidence in the impartiality and good judgment of its members to serve the people of Seychelles, and wish you every success in your work. I am pleased that the Commission is starting its mandate, as this is another promise I pledged to the people of Seychelles, which is being fulfilled, prior to my retirement,” said President James Michel.
Also present were the President’s Diplomatic Adviser, Ambassador Callixte D’Offay and the Chief Press Secretary, Ms. Srdjana Janosevic.