Message from Minister Devika Vidot on the occasion of MSMEs Day

The Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day 27 JUNE!
On the occasion of the MSME day, celebrated on 27 June, the Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry is calling upon all entrepreneurs and businesses to explore innovative and creative solutions for their businesses to become more profitable and resilient. MSME Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of supporting the development of Micro, Small and Medium businesses in developing countries, but it is also a celebration of the enormous contribution that smaller businesses make to the global economy, which is often overlooked.
Part of the Ministry’s mandate is to help create a favorable business environment for all MSMEs. Our goal is to help existing businesses transform by adopting digital solutions and encourage new innovative start-ups in Seychelles. This is primarily steered by the Science, Technology and Innovation division within MIEI. Our agencies; Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) and Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS) are also working towards promoting and providing innovative services to benefit existing and to-be entrepreneurs. Through Enterprise Seychelles Agency (ESA), we remain dedicated to assisting and supporting MSMEs in their development and expansion through training and capacity building. The Industrial Estates Authority is looking at facilitating access to resource such as land and space for business creation and set ups.
As we try to overcome challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to encourage entrepreneurs to continue working hard and in the process to also look at the health and safety of their employees as well as their own. Remember that everyone has a role to play in the generation of wealth for our country and creation of employment.
On behalf of the Ministry for Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all MSMEs in the Seychelles, a Happy MSME day!