Finance Minister Renganaden Padayachy answered questions from the press at Made in Moris’ tenth anniversary celebrations at its offices in Les Kocottes in St-Pierre on Thursday evening. He was questioned on the several regions that have been affected by torrential rain in recent days. He said that there is already a range of aid planned. He added that the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund is mandated to deal with these situations. He added that he went to several places to take stock of the situation and visited the families most affected. “These are problems linked to climate change. Measures have been taken in terms of drains and land redevelopment. We are now looking at how to directly help all the people who have been affected, those who have lost their lives, and so on. Work is underway and we will soon be coming up with some support measures,” he said.
The Made in Moris label, aiming at uplifting the Mauritian industry and showcasing the richness of local knowledge, skills, and talents, marked its 10th anniversary, at Les Kocottes in Saint Pierre.
The President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun; the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr. Renganaden Padayachy; the President of the Association of Mauritian Manufacturers (AMM), Mr. Yannick Applasamy; and other personalities attended the event.
In his remarks, President Roopun underscored the paramount importance of the ‘Label- Made in Moris,’ characterising it not merely as a symbol but as a robust platform fostering the growth of local industries. With over 150 companies, 350 brands, and a diverse array of 3 800 products, Made in Moris stands as a cornerstone in shaping the economic and social landscape of Mauritius, he affirmed. Founded in 2013, the initiative is more than a testament to our industrial heritage; it is a manifestation of excellence and, as the President declared, an embodiment of the Mauritian identity.
Minister Padayachy, for his part, underlined the effectiveness of ‘Made in Moris’ as a quality assurance, portraying it as a successful strategy devised by the Mauritian Government to champion and uphold product excellence. He asserted that the initiative plays a pivotal role in both employment generation and fostering economic growth within the country.
Additionally, Minister Padayachy outlined the expansive reach of the label, now encompassing seven sectors, including industrial production, textiles, agri-food, agriculture, cultural and creative, hotels, and the service industry. The Minister observed that the prominence of Made in Moris was accentuated during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating its resilience and importance in sustaining economic activity amid border closures.