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President names new national theme committee

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President James Michel has appointed a steering committee to promote the new national theme for the year 2010 – Together, Ready for the Future.

The committee is, once again, chaired by Vice-President Joseph Belmont, and the vice-chairman will be Minister for Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture Vincent Meriton. 


The committee also has representatives of the two major political parties in the National Assembly and of government agencies, the police, small businesses, churches and civil society. The newly formed University of Seychelles is also represented as it establishes itself as the shaping ground for a future generation of leaders.

Together, Ready for the Future encompasses the ideals of unity and our nation’s common endeavour to forge a bright and prosperous future. The theme stresses the importance of a strong and forward-looking vision for Seychellois society grounded within its values and spirituality. 
“2009 has prepared us for the future. In 2010, we are ready for whatever may come. We are ready to turn challenges into opportunities as one nation,” said Mr Michel.

The President also thanked the committee charged with promoting the 2009 theme, Koste Seselwa (Come Together Seychellois), and stressed that the spirit of unity was what made Seychelles strongest when it needed to be. 


He also flagged the importance of maintaining our solidarity as a nation in everything we do. “We must come together in everything we do. We must koste for the future of Seychelles – this is also essential for the theme of 2010,” he said.

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