There is no indication of the construction of a foreign military base on Assomption.
This was the conclusion of a 2-day visit on Astove and Assomption by members of Preserve Seychelles, the association which has been campaigning against the construction of a foreign military base on Assomption.
The visit was organized by IDC, upon the request of the government to shed light on the various speculations on the issue of a military base on Assomption and the presence of the Indian military on Assomption and neighbouring Astove.
The three members of Preserve Seychelles who were selected for the visit were its Chairman Mr. Terry Sandapin, Mr. Guynemer Corgat and Mr. Ralph Volcere.
“We are satisfied at not having seen any indication of foreign presence on the outer islands. IDC has been transparent, it has given us and the press all the possibilities to visit wherever we wanted and ask whatever questions we had. The media is here and they will diffuse information so they can put the minds of the people at rest” said Mr. Ralph Vocere, the Media and Communications Consultant of Preserve Seychelles.
“As we have all seen, the allegations are false and we hope that next time, when there are rumors and allegations, they can ask questions and we do not need to spend money to prove it. It was a good trip and everybody is satisfied and most importantly it is a win win situation for the people of Seychelles as they will know the truth once and for all” concluded Mr. Savy at the end of the trip.
Following the visit, Preserve Seychelles will produce a report to disclose their findings.