Five years after it was closed down due to widespread fungus infestation, the National Library was officially reopened yesterday following extensive renovation works.
The work was done by Green Island Construction, a subsidiary of the Islands Development Company (IDC) whose chief executive Glenny Savy handed over the symbolic key to the building to President Wavel Ramkalawan and secretary general for the Seychelles National institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts (Snicha) David André during the official opening ceremony yesterday morning.
The key was then handed over to two long-serving staff of the National library ‒ Marie-Cecile Radegonde and Christianne Domingue.
The National Library, which includes the National Archives, was officially opened on June 18, 1994. In 2018 it was closed down due to widespread fungus infestation. With extensive renovation that started in February 2022, 17 months later the library was reopened yesterday. However it is not yet fully operational for the public.
The late Mr. Antonio Constance, better known as Mazaren has been decorated with the Medal of Honour of the Republic of Seychelles. This medal is awarded to a person who has rendered exceptional or outstanding services of national importance to Seychelles.
The medal was presented to his widow, Alda, by President Wavel Ramkalawan in a ceremony at State House.
Mazaren, an ardent protector of the islands’ environment worked for 30 years with IDC. He sadly passed away in July 2022 at the age of 87.
IDC would like to congratulate the Constance family.
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