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Seychelles Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

PRESS RELEASE


Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 23RD March 2017, at 13.30hrs, at the International Conference Centre, Room One, Victoria, Mahé


Present at the Head Table:

Mr Wilson Nancy - Chairman
Mr Dolor Ernesta - Vice Chairman

Treasurer had resigned

In attendance and conducting the AGM: Juliette Sicobo-Azaïs, Secretary General

Attendance Business Community: Represented by 140 Businesses Proxies included. 39 Persons present. There was a Quorum and therefore the AGM was launched at 2 pm.

Welcome Address by the Secretary General Mrs Juliette Azais

The Secretary General made a brief welcome address and introduced the Members to the Agenda of the Day and ensured that all Members present had a copy of the last Minutes, the Agenda and copies of the Audited Accounts 2015 and 2016. Following the introduction, the SG moved to the next item on the Agenda.

1.0 APPROVAL AND ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF AGM 2016
1.1 The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 21st March 2016 was read by the Chairman, Mr Wilson Nancy.
1.2 The Members moved that since the Minutes were read, and no comments or any corrections were voiced, it was proposed and seconded that the Minutes 2016 be adopted.
1.3 The Minutes for the AGM 2016 were unanimously adopted.
2.0 PRESENTATION OF THE CHAIRMAN’S ANNUAL REPORT
2.1 The Chairman Mr Wilson Nancy made his Annual Speech on the 2016 Acitivities of SCCI (Speech attached as Anexe 1).
3.0 PRESENTATION OF AUDITOR’S REPORT AND ADOPTION THEREOF AND THE APPOINTMENT OF AN AUDITOR
3.1 The Secretary-General Mrs Azais, in forms all present that once again the elected SCCI Treasurer, Mr Herbert Houareau who had been called to work in the Public Service, had resigned due to conflict of interest (Anexe 2).
3.2 Councillor Oliver Bastienne came forward came forward to assist the SG in the presentation of Audited accounts 2015 and 2016 which accounts were audited by ACM .
3.3 Following queries and clarifications from the Assembly, it was proposed and seconded that the Audited accounts of 2015 and 2016 respectively, be adopted and a new Auditor be appointed for 2017.
4.0 ELECTION OF NEW OFFICE BEARERS – Mandate 2015-2017
4.1 As the next Item on the Agenda was the elections of the Council, the Secretary General proceeded with the sequence of election procedures for a new Vice Chairman, Treasurer and finally the election of twelve Councillors, according to Article 4.2 of the SCCI Constitution.
4.2 Upon the resignation of Chairman Marco Francis in 2016, and following the Councillors Resolution to elect another Chairman at the 2016 AGM, where Mr Wilson Nancy was elected for a two year mandate, there was no necessity to elect a new Chairman.
4.3 There were 140 ballot papers handed out upon registration for the AGM, for the election of a Vice Chairman. Procedures were followed for the collection and counting of votes, where members from the auditorium came forward to assist with counting of ballot papers. The votes counted were :

134 - Yes votes; 4- No Votes; 1 - Abstainee; 1 - Rejected Vote. (Tally 140 ballot papers)

Mr Oliver Bastienne was re-elected as Vice Chairman2017-2019

Mr Oliver Bastienne was re-elected as Vice Chairman2017-2019
4.4 The Ballot Papers for the position of Treasurer was collected and counted following the same procedures.

140 ballot papers were handed out upon registration and votes counted were as follows:

139- yes votes; 0 - No votes; 1 Abstainee; 0 Rejected ( Tally = 140 ballot papers)

Mr Jean Marie Moutia was elected as SCCI Treasurer 2017-2019.
4.5 The same procedure was follow to elect twelve (12) Councillors and the twelve elected Councillors were elected:

Mr Dolor Ernesta 133 votes; Mr Ralph Volcere 132, Ms Melanie Stravens 127, Mr France Bonte 126, Ms Marie Cecile Esparon 125, Ms Sylvie Nanty 124, Mr Pierre Quatre 123, Mr Raja Ramani 123, Mr Nicolas Boulle 118, Ms Iouana Pillay 113, Mr Jadel Malow 110, Mr Danny Bonte 105.
4.6 There were two Motions (anexe 3) which were presented within deadlines to the Secretary General and were voted on as follows

MOTION 1

140 Ballot Papers were handed out.

117 Yes votes for the approval of the said
Motion 10 No votes and 5 spoilt.
The difference in ballot papers were nowhere to be found.


MOTION 2

124 Yes votes
2 No Votes
5 Spoilt votes
The difference in ballot papers were nowhere to be found

5.0 CLOSING REMARKS
5.1 The Chairman Mr Wilson Nancy, said a few words of thanks in appreciation for this AGM and election of the new Office Bearers .
6.0 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
6.1 Following his election as Treasurer, Mr Jean Marie Moutia requested that SCCI identify another Auditor to replace ACM, for fear of conflict of interest.
6.2 There being no other business, Group photo was taken for the record and for the issuance of a Press Release.
7.0 ADJOURNMENT
7.1 The meeting was adjourned at 16.00 hrs