The Stad Lamizik construction site at English River received a visit from the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture on Thursday the 6th of April 2017. For the visit, the Minister was accompanied by the PS for Culture Ms Benjamine Rose, CEO of the National Arts Council Mr Jimmy Savy and the Executive Committee of the Seychelles Music Association SeyMas, as they met with the Architects and other representatives of the Ministry of Habitat, Infrastructure and Transportation at the site.
The initiative to build the Stad Lamizik came about a couple of years ago after meetings between performing artists and musicians with the government were held. At these meetings, emphasis was made on the need for a ‘musical stadium’. This stadium would be used by musicians and producers to host performances and musical events as well as provide an opportunity for the development of local performing artists and musicians. The structure of the ‘Stad Lamizik’ will consist of the front entrance, offices, hall for presentations, storage facilities as well as other amenities.
The aim of the minister’s visit to the ‘Stad Lamizik’ was to ensure the construction work was progressing according to plan and assess the project’s development stage. The minister took a short tour of the structure while the architects tended to her questions.
The minister is optimistic the completion of the stadium will be in time for the Creole Festival which is stated for October 2017 as she intends to be kept abreast of the progress of the construction through adequate monitoring and follow-up procedures.