Minister Flavien Joubert’s message for Clean Up the World campaign ‘Collective effort needed to keep our environment clean’ |17 September 2021
Every Seychellois is being urged to take part in this year’s Clean Up the World campaign as it is the responsibility of each one of us to keep our environment clean.
The call comes in a message from the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, Flavien Joubert, on the occasion of Clean Up the World.
The full text of Minister Joubert’s message reads:
“Once again this year, Seychelles joins the global campaign called Clean Up the World. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic challenges, each Seychellois must take their responsibility to keep our environment clean. I am therefore encouraging each Seychellois to participate in the Clean Up the World campaign. The cleanliness of our beautiful country is of utmost importance in view that our economy depends on tourism.
“As a small island developing state, we should all be determined to protect our planet from any pollution and keep our environment clean. Furthermore, waste management within our community plays a major role to keep our environment clean. We plan on taking a number of measures to improve our community waste management system. We will create new laws, relook at our policies and strategies, increase sensitisation and awareness as well as engage our community and non-governmental organisations to encourage waste segregation. As a result, government will develop sound strategies and action to better manage waste in Seychelles. Hence, measures have been incorporated in the Seychelles Solid Waste Masterplan to develop a sustainable waste management system in our country and to reduce land and marine pollution.
“The ministry plans on introducing waste segregation in government’s office which will later be introduced at community level. Through this process, the government recognises that there is a need to involve more businesses into the recycling sector and investment is required from the private sector to create a more sustainable waste management system in our country.
“The Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment recognises the effort of the NGOs, community and schools for cleaning our pristine environment and beautiful sea through gardening competition, eco-school and district awards. We wish to thank them for their continued efforts.
“I am reaffirming our government commitment to put the necessary measures in place to keep our beautiful country clean. Every individual must make a difference and it can only be done together.”
Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment