Further to the Government of Seychelles, recent cabinet resolutions, the Seychelles Freedom Party takes credit for being at the forefront of Four (4) of the Six (6) resolutions passed.
The First resolution passed involves the Public Finance Management Bill, being proposed by Government which will enhance accountability and transparency in management of accounts of ministries, which the SFP welcomes and says it is only regrettable, that it has taken so many years to achieve an understanding of the need for accountability when dealing with the money of the People of Seychelles. In that time, Hundreds Millions has been lost to corruption as the Swiss National Bank declaration infers that $2.1 Billion has been deposited into their accounts by Seychelles Citizens.
The Second resolution to improve citizen ID through biometric is welcome by the SFP and we believe this will reduce voter fraud instances when applied to the voting process.
The Third resolution involves the creation for Human Rights Treaties Committee to allow Government to put in place the mechanism for filing country reports on Human Rights as per international treaty obligations, an issue SFP has been at the forefront on while all other parties went to sleep. This is welcome.
The Fourth resolution by Cabinet is the creation a of technical Committee on Human Trafficking, another issue which SFP has been at the forefront on and used the internet to expose the practice of Human Trafficking in Seychelles, by Arab visitors. This allegation was initially denied by Government. SFP welcomes the creation of a technical committee which in and of itself, accepts that we do have a problem.
SFP regrets that the Cabinet has yet to pass a resolution on the need to establish direct flights by Air Seychelles, to our main primary European markets. We are also disappointed to see that Cabinet has yet to address the fact that 60% of all the tuna caught in our waters, is processed in Mauritius. SFP believes that these's Two issues must be dealt with in order that Seychelles can re-establish growth in its economy, which is under-performing at this time, to the detriment and suffering of all Seychellois and our investors alike.