President Faure chairs regular consultative session between Government and Private Sector

02 June 2020 | State House

President Danny Faure chaired the fourth consultative session with key representatives of Government and Private Sector at State House this morning. The meeting is a follow up of previous consultative sessions held between the respective sectors regarding the economic response to COVID-19.

Discussions this morning centred on feedback from the Central Bank of Seychelles and Ministry of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning regarding points raised last Tuesday, and the presentation of a new Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) Framework related to COVID-19 by the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status. The members also discussed strategies required to be in place beyond 1 July and proposals for the way forward for national programmes and employment schemes.

Members also reviewed the ongoing implementation of the Financial Assistance for Job Retention programme (FA4JR) and discussed possible revisions as suggested by the private sector.

The next consultative session will be held next Tuesday 9 June.

Present for the meeting at State House was the Minister for Employment, Immigration and Civil Status, Mrs Miriam Telemaque, the Attorney General, Mr Frank Ally, the Principal Secretary for Employment, Mr Jules Baker, the Special Advisor for Employment, Ms Veronique Bresson, the Chief Policy Analyst for Department of Employment, Ms Susan Morel, the Secretary General of SFWU, Mr Antoine Robinson, the Executive Secretary of GETUS, Mrs Tina Hoarau, the Chairperson of SHTA, Mrs Sybille Cardon, the Vice Chairperson of SHTA, Mr Allen Mason, the Chairperson of SCCI, Mr Oliver Bastienne, Representative of SCCI, Mrs Maria Stevens, representative of the Praslin Business Association, Mr Paul Rouillon, representative of the La Digue Business Association, Mr Jose St Ange.

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