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President Faure receives members of the La Digue Business Association
Office of the President

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President Danny Faure welcomed the members of the La Digue Business Association for a meeting at State House today.

The members of Association present for the meeting included the Chairman, Mr Melton Ernesta, Vice-Chairman, Mr Robert Pool, the Secretary, Ruby Rose, the Treasurer, Elna Waye-Hive, and members Mr Alain Knowles, Mr Jose St. Ange, Mr Elias Radegonde and Mr Perrin Pierre.

President Faure commended the members for taking the initiative to form an Association, representing all businesses on La Digue, in bringing forward their constraints as well as proposals and highlighted on his commitment to work closely with them.

On behalf of the Association, the Chairman, Mr Melton Ernesta, thanked the President for receiving them at State House. Mr. Ernesta presented an overview of the La Digue business landscape at present, an activity that the Association organised such as the last Feast of Assumption celebrated on the 15th August, as well as challenges affecting the La Digue business community expressed by others members.

Pertinent matters raised included challenges in sectors such as health, tourism, construction materials, utilities – specifically the difficulties encountered after the cable cut, environment, and taxation among other important issues.

President Faure noted the points raised during this meeting, which will be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for further discussions and action will be taken where necessary.

Speaking to the Press after the Meeting, Mr Ernesta described their meeting with President Faure as positive and very fruitful. He noted that the President welcomed them as a formally registered Association representing the business community on la Digue. Mr. Ernesta called on the business community on La Digue to come forward and meet the Association to share ideas, voice out their concerns and find tangible solutions.

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