Meetings Establishing Guidelines for Disaster Relief Assistance - Monday 4th February
The members of the board of the National Disaster Relief Fund met on Friday 1st
February to discuss the functions of the fund and the guidelines for giving assistance.
The members also met on Monday 4th February with the Chairman of the Taskforce,
Minister Vincent Meriton, to receive the latest briefing on the assistance required
in the districts that were affected by the flooding of last week.
President James Michel has made the first donation to the Fund of a sum of 136,800
SR, which is President’s contract gratuity of the year 2012. Other donations have
also started to arrive in the fund, and names and donations of donors will be published
on a weekly basis, with the aim of providing utmost transparency and accountability.
The functions of the Fund are
- To assist persons in emergency situations as part of disaster relief efforts
- To assist businesses affected by disasters (i.e. Farms)
- To assist charitable organisations which are effecting disaster relief
The National Disaster Relief Fund also wishes to make public its account number
at Nouvobanq, Seychelles for donations;
Account number: 01-0-02-043457-00-4.
Swift code: NOVHSCSC
The Fund was set up with the Statutory Instrument (SI) 7 of 2013 under the Public
Finances Management Act of 2012. Under this SI, the Fund replaces the National Emergency
Foundation of 2005, and absorbs its assets, including the 1.5 million Seychelles
Rupees in its account. The NEF was replaced by the NDRF in order to comply with
the Public Finances Management Act 2012, and most of the public and private sector
members from the NEF are also members of the new Fund.
Fund members are: Chair :
Mrs Lekha Nair Members:
Mr. Patrick Payet
Mr. Alain De Commarmond
Ms Colette Servina
Mr. Bernard Pool
Mr Nirmal Jivan Shah