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Mauritius cabinet notes employment decisions and further developments

Mauritius cabinet notes employment decisions and further developments

The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund recommended regularizing the employment of 47 relief workers who count over 12 months of continuous service with the Fund. (Image: Oddjam)

The Mauritius cabinet decisions on Friday, October 03, 2014, emphasized employment, especially for relief workers in the sugar sector.

In this context, the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund recommended regularizing the employment of 47 relief workers who count over 12 months of continuous service with the Fund.

The Cabinet also noted the Occupational Safety and Health (Transportation of Employees) Regulations of Labour Minister Shakeel Mohamed, which aim to reinforce the safety of workers transported on private roads in vehicles provided by the employers.

The Cabinet additionally took note of the main objectives of the Mauritius Digital Government Summit, an initiative of the ICT Ministry, to be organized on 08 October 2014.

Some of the objectives are to create awareness about e-Government solutions developed in or customized for the Government of Mauritius and position Mauritius as a regional hub for Digital/e-Government solutions.

In addition, the cabinet noted two other upcoming events: the activities organized in the context of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty under the theme ‘Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty’ and the Open Day at the Albion Fisheries Research Centre.

On the latter, the Cabinet highlighted that the Fisheries Ministry will organise an Open Day at the Albion Fisheries Research Centre on October 19, 2014 under the theme ‘Feeding the world, caring for the earth.’

Its objective is to display the various sides of research in fisheries management and aquaculture to ensure sustainable fisheries development, maintain fishing as one of the main economic activities, and promote the transfer of technologies to the fishermen community. 

The Cabinet also noted the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements of the Town and Country Planning Board.

Finally, the Cabinet noted the outcome of the recent UK mission of Energy Minister Rashid Beebeejaun, the Acting Prime Minister in the absence of Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, where he discussed the ongoing reform process in the Energy and Water Sectors with British authorities.

As an outcome of his visit, the UK Renewable Energy approved to support Mauritian projects, particularly in the context of the Ocean Economy.

The Energy Minister also attended the 58th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held in Vienna, where the IAEA requested the active participation of Mauritius in the ongoing technical cooperation programmes, particularly the National Cancer Programme implemented by the Mauritian Health Ministry.

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