The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Ms Idith Alexander holds the first meeting with the Social Committee of the ministry on Tuesday the 18th April 2017. With this being the introductory meeting, the minister discussed with the members of the committee; the role and purpose of the committee, the membership, upcoming events enlisted for the year and among other things the performance she expects from the committee.
During the Ministry’s General Staff Meeting on the 27th of January 2017, the Minister mentioned the creation of a Social Committee which will be responsible for the organization and execution of events and activities of the ministry.
The committee members comprise of representatives from the 2 departments and 6 entities of the ministry; the Chairperson Ms Valerie Jumeau from Youth and Sports Department, the Events Coordinator Ms Johnise Juliette from National Arts Council (NAC), the Secretary Mrs Amanda Albert from Culture Department and the Treasurer Mrs Maggie Payet from Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC). Other members of the committee are Mr. Francis Remie from National Sports Council (NSC), Mr. Daniel Marie from Creole Institute, Ms Anne Lagaie from Creative Industries and National Events Agency (CINEA) and Mr. Alex Rath from HR section of the Culture Department.
The committee has been given a mandate to organize certain activities which are designed to bring about unity and appreciation of hard work within the ministry and also to support staff member who are in social needs. The members will meet again on Thursday the 20th of April 2017.
The Social Committee will be launched officially during the Labour Day events.