In an event enjoyed by nationals and tourists alike, Seychelles President James Michel toured many different exhibits portraying what the country’s inner islands have to offer. Colorful and culturally-interesting displays were filled with talents of the Seychellois in agriculture, arts and crafts, flower arrangements, the rearing of animals, and planting, among others.
The Seychelles President attended the launching of this Inner Islands Agricultural and Horticultural show being held at L’Union Estate, La Digue today, under the theme “Zil Pros An Mouvman.” The show has been organized to mark Constitution Day by the National Day Celebration Committee in collaboration with the Inner Islands Committee.
Following the opening of the show by the Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Mr. Wallace Cosgrow, President Michel, who was accompanied by Vice President Danny Faure, both had the honor to plant a tree at L’Union Estate to mark the occasion.
The President has described the two-day exhibition as interesting, which showcases participants from different sectors and talents of the Praslinois and Digoises whereby they are showing their efforts in developing entrepreneurship.
In his remarks to officially launch the show, the Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Mr. Wallace Cosgrow, highlighted how proud the Digois must be to organize such events on behalf of the Inner Islands as they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their independence. He also reiterated the support from the government for small- to medium-sized businesses.
His speech was followed by the tolling of the bell by Digoises, Jimmy Mellon, and the blowing of the conch shell by Antoine Jeanne.
The President was also accompanied at the fair by the Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Mr. Wallace Cosgrow; Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam; Minister for Health, Mrs. Mitcy Larue; Member of the National Assembly for La Digue, Mrs. Chantal Ghislain; Member of the National Assembly for Baie Ste Anne Praslin, Hon. Nathasia Esther; and Member of the National Assembly for Grand Anse Praslin, Hon. Marc Volcere. Also present were representatives of the National Day Celebration Committee.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .