Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Chamber of Commerce launches Praslin Subcommittee
The Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has launched a subcommittee to represent the specific needs of the Praslin business community.
The five-member board, which is comprised of Christopher Gill, William Rose, Miette Godley, Adrian Uzice and Nigel Hoareau, aims to improve the business environment and lend assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating on the inner island.
“Despite Praslin being a key component of the national economy, businesses there tend to feel that their needs are either overlooked or come secondary to those on Mahé,” says Marco Francis, the Chairman of SCCI.
In order to overcome those challenges and encourage entrepreneurism on Praslin, the Chamber firmly believes that the nation needs more transparent and equitable policies across the islands.
Launching the subcommittee on Friday, Mr Francis urged Praslinois to consider applying for membership to the Chamber and supporting its drive to improve the ease of doing business in Seychelles.
“It is only by being united as a community that we can move the agenda of the business community forward and promote an equal playing field for the betterment of the economy,” says Mr Francis.
The main objective of the SCCI is to remove barriers affecting businesses in Seychelles, especially for smaller-sized enterprises whose needs are often not well communicated to higher levels.