Sir Percy Selwyn-Clarke, KBE, CMG, MC, (1947-1951)


Sir Percy Selwyn-Clarke was governor of Seychelles from 1947-1951. He was the first governor to launch a social reforms programme. He endorsed all the sectors of the country including education (with the preliminary work of the “Seychelles College and primary schools) health, agriculture and fisheries. He began the construction of water reservoir at Le Niol, Anse Royale, Beau Vallon and Cascade.

In addition to that he established a “Council for Social Welfare protection”. He also established a housing system programme for the less fortunate citizen of the country. His good governance was recognized by Victoria Market being named after him “The Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market”.

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