Within one month of the presentation of the budget , unions are throwing a spanner in the works . They demand nothing less than to push this year , one of the most important events of the year. Their argument : the departure of Ali Mansoor , who resigned last Friday.
Sadien Radhakrishna , President of the State Employees ' Federation, is due to this issue: "Previous Budgets are too worn to Ali Mansoor and neoliberalism footprint. We have seen budget cuts and privatizations. This is why we ask that Budget 2014 be postponed so that he does not bear the trace of Ali Mansoor . " The unions also plan to share their request to the Prime Minister through correspondence.
However, this request to postpone simply reading the finance minister's annual Grand oral , is not considered necessary by many. Finance Minister Xavier -Luc Duval, is the first to argue that the departure of the Financial Secretary will have no impact on the preparation of the national budget . " We have a great team of professionals at the Ministry of Finance. Our mission is to meet the expectations of the population , "said the Grand fundraiser on Monday.
The same goes for Jugnauth , former Minister of Finance. "There is definitely a crisis within the government with the departure of Ali Mansoor . But I do not see the need to return the Budget . If the government has pushed the FS at the door at such a time , they should know that they can prepare the budget , even without him, " says former Grand treasurer .
Ashock Aubeeluck , former Budget Director also explained that the exercise will be done with or without Ali Mansoor . It also shows the most critical of the policies of former Financial Secretary . " His departure is a " blessing in disguise " for the country and its economic health . And Budget , this is not the case of one man , but of an entire team . There is the minister himself who oversees everything. So there is no need to postpone the exercise , " he says .
If Mansoor Ali is an important element in the preparation of the budget , it is far from alone in doing so. Important officials are also involved in the preparation of the Budget: Patrick Wang Yip Wing, who is also acting as Financial Secretary until a new FS . But Chellapermal Radhakrishna , Deputy FS and a team around . Not to mention the contribution of the Minister of Finance himself. Unless exceptional turnaround , the unions' demand is likely to end up in the closet .
The "regret" XLD
"I regret his departure. " This is the sentiment expressed by Xavier -Luc Duval, Monday , at the opening of a workshop organized by the Commission Mauritius Sustainable Island. According to the Government No. 3 , two reasons led to the resignation of Ali Mansoor . First, it has become grandfather and he wants to spend more time with her ??grandchild in the United States . Then he got an "interesting" offer of the International Monetary Fund ( IMF) for the post of Director of the Africa Department . "I did my best to retain . But he decided to leave. I respect his choice , " also explained the Grand treasurer .
Mansoor , the technocrat
Ali Mansoor is what we can call a technocrate.Et is brilliant, like it or not . He was born in Mauritius in 1957 and did his graduate work at the prestigious London School of Economics , in the late 70s. He will meet , also Sithanen , with whom he became friends .
He attended the early 80s , another prestigious university , the Harvard in the USA. It occupies in the 80 ', 90' and early 2000s, senior positions in several renowned institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund , the European Commission or the COMESA Clearing House.
He works during this period of economic restructuring in countries of the former Soviet Union, the countries of the East , Brazil or the Philippines. It multiplies the papers on the major issues of economic and geopolitical order. After more than 20 years in these institutions , it is the country in 2006 to replace Krishna Gupta, after Sithanen was appointed Minister of Finance. Mansoor Ali is married and has three children.