President of Seychelles reshuffles portfolios of cabinet ministers

The president of Seychelles, Danny Faure, has reshuffled the portfolios of some ministers in the cabinet following a special meeting last week, a communique from State House said.

While two new women ministers -- Myriam Telemaque and Pamela Charlette -- joined the cabinet last Friday, two other ministers left -- Michael Benstrong and Idith Alexander. Benstrong is joining the Nouvobanq as deputy chief.

The new cabinet is comprised of 12 ministers.

Myriam Telemaque will be heading the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status.

Pamela Charlette takes charge of the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, which was previously headed by Benstrong.

The portfolio of the Designated Minister Macsuzy Mondon has been enlarged and is now Ministry of Local Government and Home Affairs.

Mitcy Larue formerly in charge of the Internal Affairs now heads the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Employment has been moved from Wallace Cosgrow's portfolio. He is now in charge of the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation.

The portfolios of other ministers remained unchanged:

Jean Paul Adam -- Minister of Health.

Jeanne Simeon -- Minister of Family and Social Affairs.

Peter Larose -- Minister of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning.

Charles Bastienne -- Minister of Habitat, Infrastructure and Land Transport.

Maurice Loustau-Lalanne -- Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine.

Didier Dogley -- Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

Joel Morgan -- Minister of Education and Human Resources Development.

The President also expressed his thanks and gratitude to Minister Idith Alexander and Minister Michael Benstrong for the important contribution they made as Ministers in the service of Seychelles, the communique said.

Source: Seychelles News Agency

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