President Faure chairs multisectoral working session
09 June 2020 | State House
Following on from the meeting held last Tuesday, President Danny Faure chaired a fifth consultative session with key representatives of Government and private sector stakeholders at State House.
During the session, there was a presentation by Mr Guy Morel on the proposed establishment of a company called Seychelles Employee Transition Scheme (SETS) to support those made redundant following the economic impacts of COVID-19. The main objective of the company would be to facilitate retraining, up-skilling, and temporary work placement services, supporting re-entry into the labour market as job openings become available whilst providing financial support.
A second presentation followed on Revised Employment Programmes, including the Skills Development Programme, My First Job scheme and the Unemployment Relief Scheme (URS). Based on the economic situation of the country, the Department of Employment felt there was a need to review the programmes and ensure there are incentives for both the employer as well trainees and other participants. The Department also proposed an Internship programme for the University graduates with an allowance, as well as an internship programme for participants under the My First Job scheme who have completed further education at STA, SMTC, and SIT among others.
The Department of Health also provided a short presentation for those attending to get a better perspective of health requirements and regulations moving forward.
The next consultative session will be held next Tuesday, 16 June 2020.
Present for the meeting at State House was the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr Didier Dogley, Minister for Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning, Mr Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Minister for Employment, Immigration and Civil Status, Mrs Miriam Telemaque, the Attorney General, Mr Frank Ally, Secretary of State for Health, Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd, the Principal Secretary for Employment, Mr Jules Baker, the Special Advisor for Employment, SETS Consultant, Mr Guy Morel, Ms Veronique Bresson, Principal Secretary Tourism Department, Mrs Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Risk and Disaster Management, Mr Paul Labaleine, CEO of the Healthcare Agency, Dr Danny Louange, the Public Health Commissioner, Dr Jude Gedeon, Senior Policy Adviser Department of Health, Dr Conrad Shamlaye, Special Advisor for Health, Dr Loren Reginal, CEO of Agency for Social Protection, Mr Marcus Simeon, CEO for the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Mr Alan Renaud, Director General for Employment Promotion, Mrs Letimie Dookley, 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, SCCI Councilor, Mr Robert Stravens, Secretary General SCCI, Mrs Iouana Pillay, representative of the Praslin Business Association, Mr Paul Rouillon, and representative of the La Digue Business Association, Mr Jose St Ange.