New mayor of Seychelles’ capital wants a more vibrant Victoria.

The new Mayor of Victoria said on Wednesday he hopes to make the capital more welcoming and vibrant. David Andre was presented with his official document by President Danny Faure at State House. Andre, 58, is the first male to occupy this post and replaces Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, who held the position since 2012 until late last year when she was appointed chief of presidential protocol. Andre told journalists he feels honoured to be appointed as Mayor. “It is a privilege and honour to be nominated because I believe it is an interesting and challenging job,” said Andre. Andre is a popular musician and song-writer in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean and said he intends to use this background to liven up the capital. “With my artistic background I can bring in new elements and make our town more welcoming and vibrant and to make it reflect the true essence of its motto, which is ‘Victoria, the capital of the Creole world,’” he said.