President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today met with Councillors and senior institutional representatives from Ungoofaaru island of North Maalhosmadulu Atoll. During the meeting, President Ibrahim Solih enquired about the needs and concerns of the residents, as well as ongoing projects and future development plans of the island.

Speaking at the meeting held at Meedhoo School in Meedhoo island, President Ibrahim Solih noted that the purpose of meeting councillors is to enhance his understanding of the needs of the public in a bid to integrate essential projects within the scope of the next year’s budget. The President highlighted that these meetings will also assist his administration in understanding development plans, opportunities and efforts that affect the daily lives of residents to understand concerns of precendence that can be addressed through the proposed amendments to the Decentralization Act.

During the meeting, Ungoofaaru Councillors relayed details of several concerns and pressing issues such as the relocation of navigation lights at the jetty, concerns regarding issues faced by the halt of the road development project, delay in initiation of the service despite having established a clean water system in the island, issues regarding inclusive accessibility at the new mosque being constructed in the island, concerns regarding upgrading the health sector and housing issues being faced by the residents of the island.

Speaking at the meeting, President shared updates and timelines of projects marked within the scope of the 2019 government budget and expressed that individual delays and unresolved issues would be taken up with relevant line ministries to ensure that they are given due attention.