Ministry of Lands and Housing (MLH)
To be a leading entity in the provision of efficient, sustainable and equitable use of land resources and facilitation of adequate housing provision to the citizenry of the country.
Facilitate the national socio economic development through sustainable and efficient use of our land resources for habitat, economic, social, and infrastructural needs through effective policy framework, regulations and provision of ancillary technical services to the citizenry of the country.
O Facilitate social, economic and environmental development through sustainable and efficient use of land resources;
O Facilitate affordable housing opportunities to families become home owners, through social housing allocation, Condominium and housing loans.
O Provide public infrastructure for the government and people of Seychelles through efficient procurement and management of projects
- Management of all state land including Acquisitions, Sales and Leases;
- Implementation of Land Bank Project, large scale Housing projects and small scale housing projects as per policy guideline and provision of Infrastructure (schools, hospital, walls etc...) through Infrastructure Department;
- Responsible for land policy and land related legislation
- Responsible for the surveying needs of the Government and all survey related Infrastructure including cadastral surveys;
- Developing the Geographic Information System (GIS) Centre (efficient use of acquired digital data throughout Government with the set objective of improving performance and decisionmaking in Government);
- Responsible for housing and provision of decent and affordable shelter as per requirements of the Seychelles Constitution and Government housing policy; and
- Management of the land and Housing Applications.
The Ministry of Lands and Housing has two affiliated entities, which fall under its purview. The Seychelles Planning Authority and Property Management Corporation (PMC).
The Ministry also works in close partnership with the Housing Finance Company (HFC).
World Habitat Day: Background
World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/202, and was first celebrated in 1986. It takes place on the first Monday of October. The theme for this year's World Habitat Day is Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world.
The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.
Habitat Week: The Seychelles Context
In the Seychelles, traditionally, Habitat Day is celebrated on the 1st week of October, stretching the day into weeklong activities that put emphasis on Habitat and the highlighted theme. For this year, Habitat week will thus be celebrated from the 4th to the 9th of October with a full range of activities as per the attached calendar.
The Inter-department committee has adapted the international theme, above, to fit into the local context. This year’s celebration will thus be under the banner of “Akseler aksyon pour en meyer lanvironman”
Summary of Calendar of activities
The calendar of activities takes into consideration COVID 19 restrictions and targets audiences of different age groups. The activities are geared to give more information to applicants and the public at large on the various efforts the Government is making to improve/accelerate Housing programs and prepare the public in the Housing Sector on the eminent policy adjustment/changes. Another important aspect of the activities is to promote and educate more of different job opportunities in the field of Housing and Lands.
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Monday 4th October 2021
World Habitat Day: Minister’s Message
Minister Billy Rangasamy
We commemorate World Habitat Day this year, with an eye on what we have achieved, where we could have done better as we reflect on what we can further improve and achieve for our future generations. An important lesson learned from the COVID 19 Pandemic is that everything in life is interconnected. It has brought more meaning and a deeper sense of appreciation of what we have achieved as a small nation. But more importantly as a small young nation, COVID has reminded us of our vulnerability and indeed also of our strengths and the actions we must all take to ensure a better sustainable economic future. The same applies to the Housing Sector.
The theme chosen for this year supports this statement as action is important for intended change.
My dear friends as we linger on the COVID cross road, the Housing Sector faces a similar challenge. As a Ministry, we recognize the noble but challenging role we play as facilitator in ensuring our citizens have access to adequate shelter. Locally our achievements in the Housing field are commendable for a small island nation but we still have a long way to go as our list of demand continues to increase. With our limited resources, matching the demand undoubtedly remains a constant challenge especially in the current and foreseeable economic landscape. Our Actions, must also, therefore be targeted towards addressing other elements linked to the increasing demand for housing and not just funding to build more but realigning our policies with today’s reality. To complement those efforts actions must also be taken to address the root causes of housing challenges in order to build on a stronger foundation as a united nation.
Easier said than done, but a worthy investment towards our current challenges in the medium and long term to ensure we deliver a robust and sound sustainable housing programme. The Government of Seychelles remains committed to this programme and also we urge our people to also take their housing responsibilities very seriously.
Pandan La semenn Labita, Minister pe profite pour sansibiliz plis manm piblik lo diferan proze e progranm Later ek Lakaz e osi nouvo stratezi e polisi pou lavenir. Anmemtan, mon Minister pe profit sa lokazsyon pour fer bann adolesan ki pe al zwenn laz mazer komans reflesir lo zot plan lozman pour le fitir e osi zot responsabilite familyal.
Minister ek son bann lazans konsernen, pe ankouraz bann zenn profesyonel lavenir pou komans fer refleksyon lo zot plan lon term an sa ki konsern sekter ki zot anvi komans en karyer profesyonel ladan. Dan sekter Lakaz ek Later, pou sir, I anan bokou pour aprann. Demann pour diferan louvraz tel ki arpanter later, enzenyer striktir batiman, enzenyer mekanik batiman e elektrik, enzenyer proteksyon lakot, enzenyer drenaz ek semen, urban planners, arsitek, quantity surveyors e land valuers I reste primordial dan Sesel. I pour ede koup lo kantite depans ki Gouvernman I fer pour anploy etranze.
Bann zenn Seselwa, fiy koman garson, analiz byen bann posibilte dan Minister Later ek Lakaz, vinn devan e angaz avek mon Minister. Osi avek bann lezot Minister konsernen, tel ki Minister Ledikasyon ek Lanplwa, bann loportinite I ava ganny eksplore pou ki Sesel I a kapab anan son full lekip profesyonel e teknik dan Konstriksyon.
Nou osi vwar bokou etranze ki pe tavay koman zouvriye mason, sarpantye, elektrisyen e plonber ki pe travay dan bann konpanyen kontrakter Sesel. Mon Minister in devlop bokou proze lakaz, Lenfrastriktir e Lotorite Planning I responsab kontrol devlopman Sesel. Nou konsernen avek mankman nou prop Seselwa dan sa bann travay enportan e koman en Minister ki responsab pou la mazorite konstriksyon Sesel, nou pe lans en lapel pou bann zenn Seselwa pou pran sa bann en karyer ek lafyerte dan sa bann domenn konstriksyon. I tre enportan pou ki nou ranforsi nou konpetans e osi nou mendev Seselwa.
Nou osi donn nou langanzman e komitman pou sa tenm zournen labita sa lannen, “akseler aksyon pou en meyer lanvironnman”. Nou vwar lenpak polisyon dan lemonn e Sesel pann ganny eparnye. Nou bezwen devlop bann batiman e proze ki pran kont lenerzi e proteksyon nou lanvironnman e resours presye tel ki nou later e lanmer. Nou bezwen zwe nou rol e protez sa kado presye ki Bon Dye inn donn nou, nou zoli Sesel. Nou pe fer tande nou lavwa dan bann forum enternasyonal menm si nou enn ti leta zil, me aksyon fodre akselere e nou tou, zenn koman vye nou bezwen zwe nou rol pou e pous seryezman pou nou pran nou responsabilite e akseler bann proze ki soutenab finasyerman e osi pou nou lanvironman afen ki nou prosen zenerasyon ki pe vini I a kontinyen apresye la bote e la rises sa zoli pei beni Sesel.
Bonn Fet Semen Labita tou dimoun.
Lands and Housing Minister Billy Rangasamy visits Property Management Corporation Calls on stakeholders to help rid housing estates of anti-social behavior. All concerned stakeholders should take their responsibility and do their part to help the Property Management Corporation combat drug and anti-social issues on housing estates. Minister for Lands and Housing Billy Rangasamy made this remark when he visited the Property Management Corporation (PMC) head office at Oceangate House yesterday afternoon.
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