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Yogida Sawmynaden, un congé politique aux coûts de Rs 150,000 par mois

L’ancien ministre du Commerce de Maurice, Yogida Sawmynaden est officiellement en congé politique. Un congé politique qu’il utilisera pour mieux préparer sa défense face aux nombreuses accusations (qui sont fausses selon lui) à son encontre. Ce congé politique sera évidemment rémunéré des fonds publics, puisque Yogida Sawmynaden touchera plus de Rs 150,000 par mois comme député, contre plus de Rs 350,000 par mois lorsqu’il était ministre. Quel sacrifice!

Impliqué dans plusieurs affaires ayant défrayé la chronique à Maurice, dont l’assassinat d’un activiste politique, Yogida Sawmynaden a annoncé, le 10 février, un congé politique. Sans doute  fatigué des diverses sollicitations des cours de justice. Officiellement, il déclare que les « fausses accusations » à son encontre l’empêche de se donner à 100% à son ministère, celui du Commerce. « Lorsqu’on est un ministre, on doit travailler pendant non seulement 12 heures, mais plus de 24 heures. Je ne peux pas me concentrer « Enn ti bout ici, enn ti bout laba. Sinon ministre et gouvernma ki pou sorti perdan’ », a-t-il dit en annonçant sa démission comme ministre et son congé politique. 

Ce congé néanmoins ne sera pas sans solde. Car si Yogida Sawmynaden renonce aux privilèges associés au poste de ministre de la République de Maurice (salaire de Rs 350,000 notamment), il continuera à percevoir le salaire de député.  

Cet élu du peuple dont le nom est cité dans des nombreuses affaires  touchera environ Rs 150,000 par mois sans les allocations évidemment, alors qu’il sera en congé. Des honoraires qui sont 15 fois supérieurs au salaire minimum appliqué à Maurice.

Dans le dernier budget 2020/21, on apprend que le budget de l’Assemblée nationale avoisine les Rs 55 millions. Ceci pour payer les honoraires des ministres, du  leader de l’opposition, les députés, Parliamentary Private Secretaries, le Deputy Speaker et le Speaker, entre autres. 

Le Premier ministre mauricien perçoit plus d’un demi-million de roupies comme salaire brut par mois, environ Rs 350,000 pour les ministres, Rs 360,000 pour le Speaker, près de Rs 250,000 pour les PPS, et plus de Rs 150,000 pour les députés.

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  • Not surprised at all with the developments and the outrage about corruption in Mauritius , the problem is that there is no short term solution , many so call politicians will take advantage of new popular groups who are getting the support of the population to only use them as a vehicle to regain power , the same process will continue until we as a population do not accept past corrupted Politian of POOR REPUTE to infiltrate any movement that have the objective of eliminating systemic corruption .
    Unfortunately, we also need to have a good look at ourselves, in one way or another many member of our society are always looking for backing and favours from our politicians and people at all levels of our administration to achieve our goals and objectives.
    I was a young adult when I left Mauritius as I could not accept the level of discrimination and the acute depth of corruption at all levels of our institutions, both public and Private.
    So, my dear Mauritians friends, I urge you not to trust the politicians that have been part of any past political party, no matter what their colours are, instead we need to support credible CLEAN people who has not tolerated corruption in the past, sorry to say that there is not many that we can trust.
    Our only hope is to educate younger members of our society in order to gain their trust to be inclusive and actively participate in a true democracy by being respectful at all stage of the process.

    It may sound utopic, I agree bigger nations such as the US / UK / and Australia also have many layers of corruption, but it is more visible in a smaller nation as we all talk to each other and news travel fast, this is an advantage if we have the support of credible people at the top and total inclusion of the nation.

    Patrick

  • Not surprised at all with the developments and the outrage about corruption in Mauritius , the problem is that there is no short term solution , many so call politicians will take advantage of new popular groups who are getting the support of the population to only use them as a vehicle to regain power , the same process will continue until we as a population do not accept past corrupted Politian of POOR REPUTE to infiltrate any movement that have the objective of eliminating systemic corruption .
    Unfortunately, we also need to have a good look at ourselves, in one way or another many member of our society are always looking for backing and favours from our politicians and people at all levels of our administration to achieve our goals and objectives.
    I was a young adult when I left Mauritius as I could not accept the level of discrimination and the acute depth of corruption at all levels of our institutions, both public and Private.
    So, my dear Mauritians friends, I urge you not to trust the politicians that have been part of any past political party, no matter what their colours are, instead we need to support credible CLEAN people who has not tolerated corruption in the past, sorry to say that there is not many that we can trust.
    Our only hope is to educate younger members of our society in order to gain their trust to be inclusive and actively participate in a true democracy by being respectful at all stage of the process.

    It may sound utopic, I agree bigger nations such as the US / UK / and Australia also have many layers of corruption, but it is more visible in a smaller nation as we all talk to each other and news travel fast, this is an advantage if we have the support of credible people at the top and total inclusion of the nation.

    Patrick