Civil Society learns more about the GOS Economic Reform Programme with the support of IMF

July 14, 2021

The second awareness meeting on the Government Economic Reform Programme with the support from IMF, was held on Tuesday 13th July.

The second meeting targeted the Civil Society.

The meeting was hosted by the Minister for Finance, Economic Planning and Trade, Naadir Hassan, Secretary of State within the ministry, Patrick Payet, and Governor of Central Bank Seychelles, Caroline Abel.

Participants got the chance to familiarize themselves with the main policies which are to be addressed by the reforms, why the reforms are necessary and its objectives.

After siting through a presentation, members of the civil society shared their views.

While they expressed their understanding of the reasons behind the reforms, they all agreed that communication is key going forward.

They have urged the authorities to fully engage with stakeholders, which can assist the authorities in disseminating and communicating information on the reforms to members of the public.

Minister Hassan has assured members of the Civil Society that the dialogue which got underway yesterday will continue.

“The engagement with stakeholders will continue. We have an open-door policy and I urge all of you to make use of this policy.”

The meeting with Civil Society members is the second in a series which the Ministry and CBS are planning throughout the 28th month economic reform programme, in order to keep all stakeholders abreast of the reforms.

The third meeting is schedule for Friday 16th July and this time with members of the Seychelles Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).

The series of awareness meetings started on Thursday 09th July, with members of the local press.

Below is a photo of the meeting with Civil Society.

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