Programme of New Mauritian Government Main Points

The President of the Republic, Kailash Purryag, has presented the keynote-address of the new programme of the Mauritian government today, 27th of January, in Parliament.
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As the goals of Alliance Lepep were unfolded, the Mauritian population can now have a clear idea as to where the country is heading with the new government at the head of the State.


Find below a summary of the programme. We can look forward for:

  • A minimum wage policy
  • Internet connection via submarine optical fiber
  • Public places equipped with wifi
  • Private television channels
  • Improvement of sea and air links
  • An enhanced water and electricity supply; old water pipes replaced
  • A new Declaration of Assets Act
  • Promoting investment to and from African, strengthening bilateral relationships, and commercial interactions
  • Formulating of a Freedom of Information Act; reporters will no longer be arrested without tangible evidence against them
  • Amendment of the Local Government Act
  • More power for the Electoral Supervisory Commission
  • Directors of State-controlled organisations taking responsibility for any abuse detected
  • Deletion of the information encoded on the biometric identity cards
  • Making of Mauritius a safer destination
  • Creation of a Financial Crime Commission
  • Amendment of the Prevention of Corruption Act
  • Reviewing waste management
  • Speed camera system replaced by a “more just” one
  • A new programme of easing traffic on roads
  • Hot meals for all primary school pupils
  • CPE replaced by an examination at the end of the primary cycle
  • Introduction of a Higher Education Bill
  • MITD changing into a Regional Training Center
  • An arts training center
  • Religious pilgrimages
  • Review of the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Master Plan for the Primary Health Care
  • Focus on public infrastructure and transport
  • Commission of inquiry for drug use
  • Construction of a reservoir at Rivière-des-Anguilles
  • Expanding La Nicolière reservoir’s capacity
  • Syndicate for police officers
  • Ankle monitors
  • Independent appeal court
  • Completing Bagatelle Dam in less than a year’s time
  • Setting up of a Civil Service College
  • New economic pillars
  • Improving sectors like sugar industry (including acceleration of reforms in the sugar industry, tourism, finance
  • Juvenile Justice Bill introduced
  • A more competitive “Air Mauritius
  • A Marine Pollution Bill
  • Digital and audio evidence authorised in court
  • Facilitating exportation
  • National and international fashion shows
  • A National ICT Plan
  • A new National Cyber Security Strategy
  • New cybercities in the North, East and West
  • Promoting organic production and rearing
  • New data centers
  • Encouraging entrepreneurs towards agriculture
  • Turning Port-Louis into an International Maritime Hub
  • A Special Financial Assistance Team to help students
  • Extension of the Youth Employment Programme
  • Extension of maternity leave
  • Modern Sports Training Centers at Bel-Ombre and Anse-la-Raie
  • Reviewing of Beach Authority Act
  • Football Academy
  • Ministry of social security improving service to the elderly and physically disabled
  • Amendment of the Disability Bill
  • Setting up of an embassy in Saudi Arabia
  • Creation of a “Maison de Rodrigues” to help people from Rodrigues staying in Mauritius
  • Developmental projects in Rodrigues accelerated: provision of Internet; sea and air links improved; ICT becoming new economic pillar

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