Jorge Carlos Fonseca, president of Cape Verde is currently seeking re-election. In a recent visit to Maio Mr Fonseca told people that both the air and sea transport to and from Maio needed improvement. He also said that the island needed more developed eco-tourism and that opportunities for young people should be improved. The election takes place on 2 October. If successful, it is to be hoped that Mr Fonseca will see that the improvements for Maio are brought to fruition.