Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) commends the decision announced by the President to end commemoration of June 5 as a Public Holiday.
On behalf of the other leaders and the members of LDS, I express the hope that the decision will set us firmly on the road to national reconciliation and unity. We believe that this is an important symbolic step which can be supported by other actions to bridge the division that has been a part of our history.
There is still much work to be done to secure lasting unity in our nation but a noble mission can only be accomplished by meaningful steps .
Likewise, we welcome the call to a renewal of spirituality and hope that we can as a people find the right path to this noble goal.
I reiterate our best wishes to all the people of Seychelles for good health and prosperity in 2017 and for peace and unity in our country.
Roger Mancienne January 1st, 2017
Chairman, Linyon Demokratik Seselwa