The island council of Ungoofaaru, Raa atoll, has been briefed on the future development projects planned for the island by the government.
Councilors met President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday and shared issues and concerns facing the island community, that requires a speedy solution.
While senior institutional representatives from the island also joined the meeting held in Meedhoo School, ongoing development projects and future projects were among the topics discussed.
During the meeting, Solih stressed on the importance of such meetings to better understand the needs of the island community, in line with the government’s essential development plan fanned out within the scope of state budget for 2020.
These meetings will also assist the government in understanding the efforts and opportunities that affect daily lives of the island communities and understand how to address them through the proposed amendments to the Decentralization Act.
Some of the issues noted by the councilors are the need to relocate navigation lights in the island’s jetty, continuing the road development project that has been at a standstill, accessibility to the new mosque being constructed as well as addressing concerns regarding upgrading the island’s health sector and housing issues due to lack of land.
Having listened to their concerns, the President assured that required measures will be taken once discussions are held with the relevant ministries to tackle the issues at hand.
He assured the councilors that attention will be given to the island community’s requirements, as part of the government’s development agenda.