DECISIONS – 26 JUNE 2020
has taken note that a Task Force would be chaired by
the Prime Minister to look into the construction of the 12,000 social housing
units across the whole island, as announced in the Budget Speech 2020/2021.
has taken note that with regard to travelling within the
Republic of Mauritius, no restrictions except wearing of masks, would be
imposed on Mauritians proceeding to Rodrigues or Agalega as from 01 July
2020. The modalities are being worked
out by Air Mauritius.
has taken note that the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and
Disaster Risk Management would make Regulations under the Local Government Act
to extend the
timeframe for the payment of trade fees at the Corporate and Business
Registration Department (CBRD) for the financial year 2019/20 up to 31 August
2020, given that most businesses have not been working during the confinement
period and in order to avoid possible overcrowding at counters of the
has taken note that the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection would
review the Steel Bars and Steel Wires (Mauritian Standard Specifications)
Regulations 1988 so as to align these Regulations with the latest standards for
steel bars, steel wires and steel fabrics.
Henceforth, all steel bars, steel wires and steel fabrics used in
Mauritius, including for projects under G2G Agreements, would have to comply
with the applicable standards.
has taken note that the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism would
promulgate the Beach Authority (Traders’ Licence) (Amendment) Regulations
2020. The Beach Authority (Traders’
Licence) Regulations of 2004 are being amended with a view to exempting the
holder of a licence, issued prior to June 2020, from payment of the licence
fee, in respect of any licence for the years ending 30 June 2021 and 30 June
2022, as announced in Budget Speech 2020/2021.
6. Cabinet has agreed that the
allowance payable for the month of June 2020 under the Wage Assistance
Scheme and the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme to Workers and self-employed
individuals in the tourism sector and all those whose work premises or business
operations had to remain closed after the lifting of the curfew be extended to
the undermentioned businesses –
pubs, tables d’hôte holding a tourist enterprise licence;
car businesses, event management companies; and
amusement parks, natural sites and museums.
This extension would apply to
the above businesses whose turnover had fallen by more than 50 percent in June
2020 as compared to the corresponding turnover in June 2019. This criterion would not apply to an
enterprise which had been set up after June 2019.
7. Cabinet has agreed to –
(a) the importation and sale of second-hand motor vehicles being
restricted to only duly registered authorised dealers; and
(b) the current restriction on the issue of
new dealers’ licences in importation and sale of second-hand motor vehicles
being extended by a further period of two years up to 30 June 2022.
The Consumer Protection (Importation and Sale of
Second-hand Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2004 and the Consumer Protection
(Control of Imports) Regulations 2017 would be amended, accordingly.
8. Cabinet has taken note that on 23 June 2020, the Ministry of
Hajj and Umrah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued a statement to the effect
that “Hajj 2020” would be restricted solely to people residing presently in
Saudi Arabia. The Islamic Cultural
Centre has already issued a Press Communiqué to relay the information to the
has taken note that Mr Keshoe Parsad Matadeen, GCSK, former Chief Justice, has
been nominated to sit on the SADC Electoral Advisory Council. The main
objective of the Council is to advise SADC on issues pertaining to elections
and the enhancement of democracy and good governance.
has taken note of the
composition of the Standing Committee on Medical Negligence with Me
L. Nuckchady, Barrister at Law as Chairperson.
The Committee would conduct preliminary investigations only into alleged
medical negligence at the level of public health institutions.
has agreed to amendments being made to the
Road Traffic (Examination of Motor Vehicles and Trailers) Regulations 2016 to
provide for an increase in the examination fees, payable by owners of vehicles
calling for fitness tests at the private Authorised Vehicle Examination
Stations as from 01 July 2020.
has taken note that the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
would promulgate the Institutions Agréées (Amendment) Regulations 2020
which would designate the Mauritius Investment Corporation Ltd as an “institution agréée”. As announced in the Budget Speech 2020/2021,
investment would be made through the Mauritius Investment Corporation Ltd to,
amongst others, –
(a) support important and viable companies in
Mauritius, which are financially distressed
as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
(b) assist companies geared towards a smart
and innovative-driven future Mauritius; and
(c) invest in projects of strategic national
importance to the country.
has taken note that the International Day of Cooperatives 2020 would be
celebrated on Saturday 4 July 2020. The
theme chosen for this year is “Cooperatives for Climate Action”. The Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs
and Cooperatives, in collaboration with the National Cooperative College, Cooperative
Federations and other stakeholders, would organise a gathering for co-operators
at the National Cooperative College Auditorium at Terre Rouge on 4 July
2020. A wreath laying ceremony would
also be held at the stele of cooperatives at Jardin de la Compagnie,
Port-Louis, in collaboration with the Mauritius Cooperative Alliance Limited.
has taken note of the activities being organised by the Ministry of Health and
Wellness for the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking,
observed on 26 June, namely –
(a) a visit to the Nenuphar Ward at Long Mountain Hospital to meet
the patients at the Centre;
(b) a sensitisation programme on the dangers
of illicit drugs; and
(c) live interventions by health professionals at peak hours on
MBC radio and TV.
The theme for this year is ‘Better knowledge for better care’.
has taken note of the appointment of Mr Sudeven
Chengebroyen as General Manager of the Beach
has taken note of the reconstitution of the following Board and Committees
under the Mental Health Care Act –
(a) the Mental Health Board with Dr
Paramasiven Motay, Consultant Psychiatry as Chairperson;
(b) the Mental Health Commission with Ms Diya
Beesoondoyal, Principal State Counsel as Chairperson;
(c) the Accounts Committee with Mr Latanraj
Ghoorah, Lead Analyst, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, as
(d) the Managerial Committee with Dr Deodas
Rughoobur, Medical Superintendent as Chairperson.
has taken note of the appointment of Mr Jean François Chaumière as Chief
Executive Officer of the National Empowerment Foundation.