In the State of Nation Address, which said little or nothing about the real state of our Nation, Mr. Michel used the attention of the nation to call for amnesty for all foreigners and their Collaborator accomplices who purchased, aided, abetted the purchase of land in Seychelles in a fraudulent manner for years under his regime and France Albert Rene regime.
This proposal of amnesty came on the heels of an announcement of a new policy to allow 70 year leases, which is what the MSR and SFP have been advocating for years now.
The SNP advocates a ridiculous 20 year lease for foreigners which in itself will destroy investments in Seychelles if ever implemented. Behind this proposal is evidence of lack of sheer mental ability to run a country .They propose chaos for us. The NDP advocate much of the same as the old PL policy to sell land to foreigners if they are willing to pay a little side money to remain silent on the deals. The PDM policy is no policy, but to just say what the PL tell them to say, when they are told to speak.
SFP Leads The Way in Clear Ideas on Land
SFP has made it clear numerous times, that only “Bona Fide Seychellois” should be allowed to buy land in Fee Simple in Seychelles. No other company, corporation that is non Seychellois majority should be able to hold in Fee Simple our patrimony. The policy of selling land for Scr. 1.0 should be abolished as well.
SFP Proposes Land For Every Seychellois
By 2018, the SFP proposes that Government of Seychelles, tender remaining patrimony to every single Seychellois family that remains landless today, due to the lingering vestiges of slavery. Every Seychellois family must have at least one plot of land in their name to transfer to the next generation. Given that our population growth rate under PL is 0%, this should not be difficult. PL can start subdividing plots at Ile Preservance and Ile Aurore to tender out to our brothers and sisters who remain landless after slavery, and the one party state era, and the fake democracy era under James Michel.
We Need Foreign Investment SNPL
In the case of foreigner interest in land the SFP has been clearer than any other party in Seychelles. SFP has said foreigners should be able to lease land in Seychelles held in fee by bona fide Seychellois for up to Seventy (70) years . As not to obstruct the commercial nature of these leases, obstruct investment and the betterment of Bona Seychellois, the parties should be permitted to renew the contracts at anytime they choose to. This is recognized under the Article 27 of the Human Rights Charter, the right to Equal Protection. Why would the PL leader attempt to obstruct such fundamental protections enshrined in our Constitution?
The PL leader, foolishly proposes in the State of the Nation address that Seventy (70) year leases made to a foreigner entity or person will not be renewable. I wonder if PL leader has confused Viagra for Calais which affects the functioning of the brain before making this irrational and dangerous statement?
Mr. President, you as a leader of a government cannot obstruct the obligations or commitments of contracts, if you want to call yourself a leader of a Democracy. Your suggestion Sir, is Communist in roots and borders on the incredulous. I will spell it out for you since it appears, no one can think straight in your government these days.
Michel Policy In Action
Let us say a Bona fide Seychellois leases a property to one of Mr. Presidents’ UAE Sheikhs for 70 years to build a hotel with 5000 rooms. The Government ask this Sheikh at planning stage to contribute to infrastructure development and upgrade in exchange for permitting the project. The request is made by PL after they read the SFP reality blog which now exceeds 210,000 views. UAE Sheikh agrees to build the extension of La Gogue dam and build a second dam in South Mahe to make desalination errata. The Sheikh agrees to also place solar panels on every house in Seychelles to curb demand on PUC and get rid of the windmill eyesores that do not work for Seychelles. The UAE Sheikh pays upfront 70 million USD representing 1 million per annum lease. After the hotel goes up, the sheikh feels he should pay more to extend the lease for 25 years on the 25th year. This time, he offers $500 Million for a additional 25 year lease, since the hotel now has 5000 rooms on it, but the Sheihks son wants to put another 1000 rooms to the project and the rooms are now tied to 150 weekly flights from ABU DHABI, Mr. President’s former favorite place to rest and watch formula one races and catch private jets to onward destinations.
Is Mr. President today saying a Bona Fide Seychellois that owns his land in Fee Simple will not be able to extend a lease for 25 years for 500Million USD to his UAE Sheikh friends? Is he saying that the Seychelles cannot engage in a request for additional contributions for upgrades from a proposed project extension? Well, this is exactly what Mr. President said. It is madness indeed except if we start to look at Mr. President as the No. 1 Real Estate Broker in Seychelles.
As a broker, Mr. President is looking for the immediate and a deal today, without a vision of what tomorrow can bring to our people. That explains the Scr. 1.0 transactions and the general underselling of Seychelles land all these years. It explains why our tax base has not increased in real terms as well. In spite of having a vision for more FDI, in Tourism our rooms are now cheaper then Madagascar rooms. What a shame, Mr. President. It is a bit like giving a novice driver a golf kart and he runs it right into a big Takamaka tree. Then the driver cuts the tree because it gets in the way of his driving. But your golf kart is smashed already my friend, you will need some serious body and fender work after an era of fiasco's and mishandling of the investment card.
More Confusion For A Frustrated People
All Mr. President has done with this declaration is create more confusion for the People of Seychelles. Mr. President, under your government, a room in La Digue has gone from 350.00 Euro per night with breakfast for Two (2) to euro 18.00 including breakfast and a bike to pedal to Source D’Argent. A room on Cote D’or Praslin has gone from 450.00 euro a night to euro 25.00 per night. While L’Union has no proper accounts and does not bank cash, but it collects cash each day, we have lost as much as Scr. 600,000,0000.00 in entrance fees charged to Tourists under your leadership over 18 years. You are destroying the hotel industry. Now you want to destroy the real estate industry, what little there is out there, if you can even call it an industry. Do you hate Seychellois or something along these lines? Frankly, I am dumbfounded over your proposals. They are anti Seychellois and anti foreign investment in the context that you propose them. We need proposals that are “Pro Seychellois” and “Pro foreign investment” to move this country in the right direction. The Two are not bipolar points, they are congruent with each other.
Seychelles Needs Clear Ideas To Move Forward
The People of Seychelles are indeed frustrated with the bad policies of the Michel Administration. Political leadership must speak clearly; it must speak clearly on good ideas with a vision of solving the problems of the day, with a keen eye on the future for the next generation. The sins of a leader will be borne on the people of the next generation. Reflect man, before you open your mouth without a clear direction where your tongue is taking you and your nation. You have hurt Seychelles in an indeterminable manner with such brash statements. We want to get off the begging line not stay on it.
The proposition to grant amnesty to fraudulent land deals is a crime in itself. Mr. President, you have no right to grant amnesty on crimes that involve the taking of our patrimony by means of fraud. What you are doing is washing the hands of Pilate on this issue.
You attempt wash the hands of all your own agents, which are responsible for the illicit land deals, fake companies, fake shareholders, straw men, lease buy back options, all in contravention of the Immovable Property Restrictions Act.
You attempt to wash the hands of the most prolific agents many of them lawyers in your party and in the SNP , the big brokers of land deals to foreigners with every known trick in the book filed safe and sound.
This act of Pilate is a defining moment for Seychelles, for it separates those that truly believe in “SESEL POU SESELWA” and those that believe in just slogans to fill their pockets during elections, while our people become destitute under a failed regime.
Seychellois that love their country must also want a place for their people in that country; they must fight to preserve our patrimony for our people, the Seychellois people. Does PL agree with this? Or does PL believe we are all foreigners in Seychelles as Mr. President asserts, and all Foreigners are Seychellois as they have been practicing for over 30 years?
A Message To All Seychellois On “Sesel Pou Seselwa”
People of Seychelles, I write to you all today, as the leader of the Seychelles Freedom Party (SFP) , and the former leader of the banned Mouvman Seselwa Rasin (MSR) Party that set out clearly the fundamental ideology of “SESEL POU SESELWA” for today and beyond which other parties from time to time, tried to copy and imitate to fool you into supporting them. Do not be fooled by the fakes, they are financed by the PL and their surrogates to sow confusion and maintain the status quo for PL.
After Mr. Michel made these declarations ask yourself why? He made them because the SFP continues to menace him with ideas that make his foreign friends nervous about Seychelles. They are nervous because we will not resign ourselves to allowing our patrimony to be raped pillaged by the perverted looking for a place to hide in the world.
The ideas that we promote are ideas that place all bona fide Seychellois in their rightful place in our society, where we all belong. We are first class citizens in our land, not third class citizens as Mr. President attempted to consign us.
This rightful place insures that every bona fide Seychellois rights will be respected. This makes the PL whose roots are deeply communist very uncomfortable because they exist under a culture of divide to rule, then subjugate followed by outright pillage by a few with a golden spoon. The time to stop the pillage was yesterday, and Mr. Presidents wants to grant amnesty to wash the hands of those who pillage.
In their party, there are many patriotic Seychellois that take great offense to the simple fact that Mr. Michel today, is the biggest “salesman Jim “ in Seychelles history. To them, I say this: stand up and show courage, face this man before he sells even the bath water you bathe your children in. His personal strategy has been to develop relationships to raise money for Seychelles, instead of developing economic and finance strategies to empower all our people. If Sheikh Khalifa dies tomorrow from cancer, Mr. Michel’s government will be more broke then you can imagine. I do not wish ill health on Sheikh Khalifa. I wish only that he respects our territory, respect our independence as a people in spite of Mr. Michel’s whims all intended to just lure money from his pockets.
Those who are unhappy about Mr. Michel selling their country must stand up and help us bring change to Seychelles. Change will not come with only good ideas and courage to write. We need your help, we need all Seychellois to stand up for themselves against this generational sell out attempt by Mr. Michel. Those that can help to push this cause forward must do what they can. Those that can help with volunteering their time and effort, must do so. Do not let Mr. Michel sell our patrimony and you sit down and just watch.
Trust Only SFP
The only party we can trust today with “SESEL POU SESELWA” is the Seychelles Freedom Party (SFP) . Why? PDM will sell Seychelles to one buyer. SNP brought Khalifa to Seychelles, ask Bernard Georges. PL is selling Seychelles as you read this. NDP …..I would not trust them even with a used pet bottle.
People of Seychelles open your eyes and secure your future once and for all as a People. Get off the road of failure that PL Mr Michel has dragged us all on. Speak out, be heard, be counted as a human being. Take back your dignity.
Sesel Pou Seselwa!
May God Bless All Freedom Loving Seychellois!