President Assents to Three Bills

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President Assents to Three Bills

Thu, 08 June 2017

President Danny Faure has today assented to three Bills passed by the National Assembly on the 30th May 2017.

These were the amendments to the Small Enterprise Promotion Agency Act, the Industrial Estates Authority Act and the Seychelles Media Commission Act.

The principal change in the Industrial Estates Authority Act was to provide for the Chairperson to come from the Private Sector.

Similarly, the Chairperson of the Small Enterprise promotion Agency would no longer be a Government official.  The Board of SEnPA would also include a representative of the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Guy Morel Institute, and  private sector members representing the specific business interests of Praslin and La Digue, as well as the interests of other Districts.

In the case of the Seychelles Media Commission Act, the posts of Chairman and CEO of the Commission would be separated, and the CEO would be appointed by the President in consultation with the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chief Justice.  The Board of the Commission would also include members proposed by the National Assembly, the Judiciary, the Department of Information, the Association of Media Practitioners of Seychelles, and the Civil Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS).  The Chairman and two other persons of good standing would be appointed by the President.

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