The Honorary Freedom is a civic tradition inherited from the British and which had officially been established in the United Kingdom since 1885 (the Honorary Freedom of Boroughs Act).
This award is made to esteemed citizens who become “Freemen” or “Freewomen” of the city/town.
The tradition has been followed by the City of Port Louis since 1962. There are, among the recipients of the award of Honorary Freedom of the City of Port Louis, Heads of States, Heads of Governments and some well known international figures whose names have gone down in history e.g. Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Shrimati Indira Gandhi.
Recipients of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Port-Louis
|9 March 2001||
Reverend Father Henri Souchon
Maulana Shamim Ahsraf Azhar,
Pandit Yadavesh Ayrgu
Bonzesse Lim Chon Sang Hen Youn
Iyer Rungasamy Krishnappa Naidu
|25 August 2002||
Mr Karl Auguste Offman, G.C.S.K., President of the Republic of Mauritius
The Right Hon. Sir Anerood Jugnauth, K.C.M.G., P.C., Q.C., Prime Minister, Minister of Defence & Home Affairs and Minister of External Communications
Mr Cassam Uteem, G.C.S.K., Former President of the Republic of Mauritius
Hon. Ariranga Gobindasamy Pillay, G.O.S.K. Chief Justice
Mr Joseph Marc Davy Maunick, G.O.S.K.
Reverend Father Paul Wu Shy Chuen
|15 September 2003||
The Honourable Ahmad Sulliman Jeewah, Minister of Civil Service Affairs and Administrative Reforms
Mr Ah Kin Ip Kin Shian Ip Kwok Sheung, G.O.S.K., F.C.I.L.T., F.I.F.P.
Mr Louis Rivaltz Quenette, O.B.E.
Mr Gunness Gujadhur
|27 October 2004||
Mr Abdool Raouf Bundhun, G.O.S.K., Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius
Mr Rampaul Ruhee, O.B.E., Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Mauritius and Member of the International Olympic Committee
Mr Ramon Cundasamy, M.S.K., Former Deputy Town Clerk of the Municipal Council of Port Louis presently Adviser to the Minister of Environment and National Development Unit
Mr Jonathan James Chimier, Finalist in long jump at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens
|6 September 2006||
Dr the Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, Minister of Defence & Home Affairs, Minister of Civil Service & Administrative Reforms, Minister of Rodrigues & Outer Islands
His Right Reverend Maurice Evenor Piat, Bishop of Port Louis
Sir Satcam Boolell (Posthumously)
|12 March 2007||
Son Excellence Monsieur Marc Ravalomanana, Président de la République de Madagascar
Dr The Honourable Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun, G.C.S.K.,Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Land Transport & Shipping
Honourable Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen, G.O.S.K., Chief Justice
Honourable Rajkeswur Purryag, G.O.S.K., Speaker of the National Assembly
The Most Reverend Gerald James Ian Ernest, G.O.S.K., Bishop of Mauritius and Archbishop of the Province of the Indian Ocean
|6 August 2010||
Honorable Mrs Kalyanee Bedwantee Juggoo, Parliamentary Private Secretary
Dr. Patrick Joseph Ah Fee Chui Wan Cheong, OBE, CSK, GOSK, Chairman/CEO/Medical Director of City Clinic Group
Mr Edward Redmond Hart de Keating, Notary Public
Dr Rajcoomar Jhurry, CEO/Chairman Founder of Jhurry RYA (JR School) Co. Ltd.
Dr Louis Arnaud Carpooran, Associate Professor, University of Mauritius
His Eminence Maulana Shah Muhammad Anas Noorani Siddiqui Qaderi Madani
|8 July 2011||
Honourable Charles Gaëtan Xavier Luc Duval, GCSK , Vice Prime Minister et Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment.
Mr. Jean Marc Harel, GOSK, (Posthumously)
Mr. Charles Ng Tai Mui, GOSK, CSK.
Mr. Shafeek Nojib
M. Yatemani Gujadhur, FCIB, CSK
|13 September 2012||
Mr. Ange Mathieu Laclé, Ex Municipal Councillor, Member of Parliament, Lord-Mayor of Port Louis and Minister of Local Government (Posthumously)
Mr. Voong Siong Chan Lam, OBE, CSK, GOSK, also known as Harold Chan Lam, Ex Rector of London College (Posthumously)
Mr. Gilbert Merven, Chairman of Mauritius Turf Club
Mr. Bashir Abdulla Currimjee, Chairman and Director General of Currimjee Group
Mrs. Kreshnowtee Bhuckory, also known as Chandranee Bhuckory
|1 June 2013||
|18 December 2013||
Honourable Alan Ganoo, Member of the National Assembly
Mrs. Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, Rector of CEPHYR (Centre de Phytothérapie et de Recherche)
Mr. Jean Sew Sen Lee, OSK, Former Director of Sew Sen Lee & Co. Ltd
Mr. Ramachandra Poonoosamy, also known as Rama Poonoosamy, Managing Director of Immedia Agency
Mrs. Marie Lisette Talate (Posthumously)
|6 November 2014||
|17 March 2016||