The Chief Minister of the Seychelles, Mr. James Mancham, appeared before the United Nations Decolonisation?
The Chief Minister of the Seychelles, Mr. James Mancham, appeared before the United Nations Decolonisation Committee on Friday (17 May) to explain his decision to seek independence from great Britain before the end of the year.
Among the reasons he said, was the fact that neither the British Labour Party nor the Conservative had shown any real interest in setting up closer links with the territory.
Mr. Mancham also added that the Organisation of african Unity had recognised the opposition Seychelles People's United Party as a "liberation movement", and was supplying it with funds.
The 35-year-old leader of the ruling Democratic Party was returned to power with an increased majority in elections late in April. Independence -- supported by the Non-aligned Nations and the United Nations -- was the major issue.
Mr. Mancham spoke about the Seychelles as a multiracial community, and the direction it would take after independence.