President Mohamed Nasheed has said that freedom of expression was one of the most important catalysts for a good governance system. The President made this statement while speaking with the people of Felidhoo of Felidhe atoll.

He said that this government respected the people’s right to freedom of expression and that no person would be harmed in anyway for criticising the government.

President Nasheed, in his speech, also highlighted the great importance the government gave for the development of the country and noted the benefits of a decentralised administration.

The President also spoke on the developmental plans for Felidhoo. In this regard, he said that the water and sewerage project as well as the construction of 50 housing units in the island would begin this year. In addition, he said the banking services would also be introduced in Felidhoo in the near future.