A Christmas Message To All Freedom Loving Seychellois 2013
As Christmas draws near, we should all be in a festive mood. But many Seychellois are facing the struggles and pains of Five (5) years of IMF economic management of the SPPF PL economy. It is their economy, they bankrupted Seychelles, they ushered in the era of Black Market, they called IMF, and they raise their salaries 38% in 2008 and added a pension for life for Ministers and MNA’s alike, the People did not do all that.
When the People of Seychelles suffered to the bone core between 2008-2013, in economic reform, the politicians had the easiest life doing little, but earning a lot. The people were called by Michel to over work and get under paid. He even ran adverts calling on us all to “Leve Debourye” . What makes PL think we have not been working under their failure all these years?
The People of Seychelles must open their eyes to this great betrayal of raises and blame game. Why? Because they will do it again.
Majority Suffers For Christmas Small Minority Enjoys It!
As suffering looms on the horizon, politicians will raise their salaries to make the difficult road easier to navigate for themselves.
Because I have been at the forefront of exposing politician largess and abuse of public funds through their legislative prerogative, and power to enact laws, this year, I have been informed by Le Seychellois, that Father Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan has sued me for calling him a “Priest Millionaire”. Of course, he is a millionaire just on pensions he voted himself along with SPPF. When you add the pensions he managed with SPPF just for himself, he is a millionaire. Because Truth is an absolute defense to any Libel claim, I do not see what his point. Worse then that, he is a Public Figure, availing himself of Public scrutiny. His only option is to rebuttal an allegation, not sue because of it. But I can counter sue for the same of course, given that the action is frivolous and vexatious.
SCR.1 Million Gift This Christmas?
But the People of Seychelles must know, that I face this SCR. 1 Million claim because I raised this sensitive issue of salaries and pensions. Why would a Priest sue me for SCR. 1 Million when he could just explain that he is not a millionaire in rebuttal?
Can you see Nelson Mandela suing Botha because he raised a pension issue? Silly is it not? It shows you how far we will have to walk for Freedom in Seychelles with opposition people acting so childish and utterly immature.
Though Le Seychellois paper defamed me heavily last two weeks, I have not bothered to file a suit, Seychelles has more serious problems that must be addressed daily.
I ask Mr. Ramkalawan to do the right thing, and withdraw this plaint, before he makes a ass out of himself, which I can already see happening and more wood is added to his fire of division created all by himself. Shameful indeed, when one thinks this is a priest.
Don’t Forget The Children This Christmas!
This Christmas the children of Seychelles, will not have a First Lady to attend to them. She is gone. She has collected her exit ticket and has had enough of the state responsibilities. What will happen to Jojo, the cartoon character created to amuse children? As the structures of state crumble, the private sector will have to step up to assist the children.
In Seychelles, we do not have the best Fathers and Mothers always. There is a culture of pushing our children to the sidelines. Drugs, heroin, cocaine is ripping the social fabric of the Seychelles, because government intervened too late to face the reality of drugs in Seychelles.
Our children are our success. We cannot succeed as a society unless we put energy and effort endlessly into our children. They are the measure of our success. Invest in them, give them your time, your love, affection, and make Christmas special for them. Cut a tree, make decorations, find some lights if you can, cook together, talk together, spend time with your children, hold their hands, hug them, kiss them, give them the love children deserve.
People of Seychelles, stop treating our children as something a little higher than a dog.
Men take your responsibility and care for your children, stop walking away from them.
Ladies, when the load is heavy, don’t trade in your kids for a little money, they are not things, they are very special people and above all, they are a gift from God. Treat them that way this Christmas!
Salary Increases and Devaluation of Seychelles Rupee
This budget speech, we heard the Minister of finance tell us about a salary increase within 7.6 % of the national budget. Be weary when salaries are increases in an underperforming economy. It leads to devaluation of the national currency and more suffering.
Seychelles economy is puttering at a meager 2%. GOP costs the country SCR. 1 .2 Billion. This means SCR 1.2 Billion is lost in the economy every year because we do not have qualified and available workers. It becomes capital flight. The economy needs to be doing 6-8% to re pay debts .
Higher salaries will increase revenue in pocket, but it may decrease economic activity further and take us back to -5%. PL is playing with fire because it has failed to address economic performance before knocking up salaries.
The effect in 2014 will be further devaluation of the Seychelles Rupee.
Pay Raises Tied To Devaluation
Every time politicians raise salaries like the MNA’s proposed to go from 14,000.00 per month to 30,000.00 per month, devaluation was around the corner. They are also financing a early campaign by putting 15,000.00 in each MNA pocket extra. Take their money, but send them packing, they are fakes.
Save yourselves People of Seychelles, save your patrimony. Take your money out of the bank and invest in land while you can. You will safeguard your wealth, safe guard your patrimony for your children in 2014.
Merry Christmas All Freedom Loving Seychellois!