As part of the tour of Southern Atolls, President Mohamed Nasheed yesterday evening visited Gaaf Dhaal Gadhdhoo. The President was given a warm welcome by the people of Gadhdhoo.

Addressing the people of Gadhdhoo last evening, the President highlighted the importance of establishing fully functional local councils to ensure that past injustices did not repeat and to consolidate democracy.
In addition, outlining the development programmes targeted planned for Gadhdhoo, the President said funds were allocated in this year’s budget to establish water and sewerage systems in the island.

The President said the government had been able to establish sewerage systems in 30 islands over the past years compared to 6 islands prior to his administration. He also said government would complete building sewerage systems in a total of 50 islands before the end of this year.