Vice President Faisal Naseem has this morning met with the members of the Hirilandhoo Island Council of Kolhumadulu Atoll.

At a meeting held at the President’s Office, members of the council shared their concerns and future development projects with the Vice President.

During the meeting, the Councilors noted the challenges being faced due to the shortage of land, lack of budget at the council, lack of medicines at the local pharmacy and the lack of street lights at the harbour area. Members also noted the requirements of the island school and health center to cater for the populace, and exchanged ideas on how to expand the island’s economy. Further they requested a fish aggregating device. 

Speaking at the meeting, Vice President highlighted the activities that could be undertaken by the councils for the socioeconomic progress of the island communities. The Vice President also asked the council members to reinforce their activities held jointly with the schools to ensure the further strengthening of the school system. Moreover, Vice President urged the council members to always put forth public safety, and called upon the council members to ensure all safety measures are put in place. The Vice President further advised the Councilors to organize more awareness campaigns related to preventative health measures. Furthermore, Vice President requested councilors to work jointly with the Island’s community in order to speed up the development of the Island. 

During the meeting, Vice President Naseem stated that the government would take necessary action after discussing with the line ministries and tackle these problems. He also reiterated that no island will be left behind by this administration’s development agenda.