President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has met with the Council Members representing the North Maalhosmadulu Atoll and discussed the important issues confronting the Atoll's islands.
As part of his ongoing visit to islands in North Maalhosmadulu Atoll, the discussions spanned over multiple spheres and several significant issues and obstacles challenging the development and progress of the Atoll were highlighted. The Councillors stressed on the importance of a functional transportation system, difficulties faced due to lack of a Prosecutor General’s Office in the Atoll and complications in performing their duties due to space constraints at the Council Secretariat, as well as discrepancies in the information available on islands allocated for various projects. The Councillors also briefed the President on various mass-scale development projects underway in the Atoll.
The President took note of all their concerns, expressing that he would work with the relevant line ministries to remedy the issues brought up. Further, he expounded on the work underway to decentralize the government and highlighted that under the new decentralized framework, Atoll Councillors would have the resources and discretion to develop their Atolls in line with the needs and priorities of their constituents.