An agreement has been signed to supply gas for free, to the children’s shelters in Villimalé and Hulhumalé, between Maldive Gas and the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services.
During a ceremony held at Allied Insurance Office on Monday, Deputy Managing Director Ali Ikram signed on behalf of Maldive Gas while Minister Shidhatha Shareef signed on behalf of the government.
Minister Shidhatha highlighted that the government runs shelters with the generous support and aid from a lot of people.
Further, she stressed on the importance of continuing the generous assistance for the stable growth of the children under state care, and to ensure that services provided for them are improved efficiently.
Speaking following the signing ceremony, Ikram from Maldives Gas revealed that the initiative follows the commemoration of their 20-year anniversary, since establishment.
During the ceremony, Maldive Gas had also gifted items and equipment worth MVR 10,000 for the progress of shelters.
This comes at a time the company has come under fire for violating procedure when purchasing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for which the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had launched investigations against the company.
The company’s Managing Director Shazail Shiyam is currently under temporary suspension until drawn-out corruption allegations pinned against him are investigated.
He is accused of abusing his position at the company for his own benefit, among several others, however, Shiyam has refuted all claims against him.