MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION RANKS SEYCHELLES SECOND IN AFRICA IN TERMS OF GOVERNANCE

Mr James A Michel


Seychelles has been ranked second in Africa in “governance” – just behind Mauritius – on the Mo Ibrahim Index.

The period of assessment and evaluation of the country’s performance is from 2012 to 2016.

Seychelles scored highly in such crucial areas as governance, rule of law, human rights, sustainable economic opportunities and human development.

Though, undoubtedly, there is room for progress in our performance and indicators, these are achievements that any country would be proud of.  But to whom do we owe this international accolade? To none other than James Michel.

As the period under review (2012 – 2016) testifies to, all those achievements happened on his watch. They show genuine leadership qualities and capable stewardship.  The “independent” newspaper, TODAY in Seychelles, conveniently omits to mention this. Their LDS paymasters and supporters, and some others, will follow their lead. They will continue to vilify him, backstab him and “pil lo li”, in spite of the recognition of his achievements by the international community.

But, as the saying goes, “the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on”!

Independent

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