President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

President briefs the public on the most pressing issues

  • The President briefed the public on attending the upcoming United Nations General Assembly
  • He also revealed the progress of the work of the presidential commissions

K. Male' 2019 Sep 20 | Fri 18:32 local 2,338

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih - Presidents Office

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has held a press conference on Thursday to disclose the latest information concerning the public.

Speaking at the press conference, the President briefed the public on attending the upcoming United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit, stating that it would provide the Maldives with the perfect opportunity to meet global leaders and find solutions on key issues such as climate crisis, gender, and health care.

The President also revealed the progress of the Commission on Corruption and Asset Recovery and reiterated that the commission is fully engaged in the goal to recover the lost funds and to find those responsible.

Regarding the work of the Commission on Deaths and Disappearances, President Solih said that details of the cases of Ahmed Rilwan, Yameen Rasheed, Raudha Athif, Mohamed Anas and others will be disclosed soon.

The President highlighted that the government is trying to solve the decades-long issue of undocumented migrant workers in the Maldives and stated that in order to achieve this, the quota limit set for Bangladeshi workers for a period of one year will help address systematic obstacles and enable the process of bringing them into the system.

Furthermore, the President stated the government's aim is to increase the earnings of fishermen by ensuring that their catch reaches buyers in good quality, and by giving out temporary licenses for SMEs across the country to enable the sale of fish.

He also emphasized that the government is committed to investing in wind and solar technology infrastructure to ensure affordable utility prices for Maldivians.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Simaha Naseem

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