The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, chaired a Ministerial Meeting on the National Task Force on Thaipoosam Cavadee 2024, yesterday afternoon, at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port Louis.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mr Louis Steven Obeegadoo; the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management, Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo; the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Mr Alan Ganoo; the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr Renganaden Padayachy; the Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Georges Pierre Lesjongard; the Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development, Mr Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram; the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash Teeluck; the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Teeruthraj Hurdoyal; and personalities were also present at the meeting.
Several representatives from Government institutions and socio-cultural associations were also in attendance to discuss and share their proposals so as to ensure that the Thaipoosam Cavadee festival, which will be celebrated at national level on 25 January 2024, takes place in the best possible conditions.
In a statement, Prime Minister Jugnauth highlighted that meeting was an opportunity for Government to listen to all requests from representatives of various organisations. He informed that Local Authorities already organised their Regional Task Force in order to be able to take stock of works which need to be carried out.
The Prime Minister observed that there are less requests to be attended to for the 2024 Thaipoosam Cavadee festival, which demonstrates that adequate measures have already been taken in recent years. He expressed satisfaction as regards the collaboration between Government and all relevant stakeholders to ensure that necessary actions are taken as quickly as possible for the festival to take place in optimum conditions.
During the meeting, the different Authorities listed out the numerous arrangements which will be made for, amongst others, the rehabilitation of roads, the cleaning of temples, the installation of decorative lighting and flood lights, the provision of bins and mobile toilets, and the availability of parking spaces.