- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 4:08 PM
I extend a warm welcome to all the participants and particularly those who have come from far to be present at ‘The International Textile & Apparel Sustainability Conference’ .In this conference the participants are going to learn a lot, how to tackle issues of sustainability and I hope the conference proceedings will be disseminated as widely as possible among the various stakeholders. I pay tribute to our farsighted thinkers and visionaries like our first Prime Minister, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Sir Edouard Lim Fat and Mr José Poncini for believing that textile sector could be a very important pillar of our national economy specially at a time when unemployment was very high specially among the young people. We are thankful to Sir Edouard Lim Fat, Mr Jose Pocini and late Mr Tang Wing Haw who set up the first EPZ enterprises and nurtured them to success. They were the pioneers of the sector. I also want to pay tribute to all the workers as well as our foreign workers and particularly the female workers who had been the backbone of our textile industry. I wish all the participants fruitful deliberations.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 11:15 AM