President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that the administration’s policy is to recognise the invaluable services provided to the nation by members of the public, maintain peace, continuous progress and provide opportunities desired by the people of the Maldives. The President made this statement while speaking at the event held this evening, to celebrate four years of this administration’s success. First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim accompanied the President at the function.
During the ceremony, President shed light on the administration’s key achievements and milestones reached in the socio-economic and urban development sectors, during the past four years. He also emphasized on the administration’s ambitious developmental plans for the year ahead.
Speaking at the event, the President highlighted that the administration has cleared the criminal record of 5,725 youth detainees, in an attempt to reintegrate them back into society and to facilitate their employment.
Speaking in this regard, the President announced that the administration has decided to authorise salary increments to civil servants early next year, to show appreciation for their services to the nation.
Moreover, he stated that the administration has also decided to lower the charges made for water usage in the households of island communities, to match with fees charged in Male’ city. He stated that this would lower the water charges by 57%, for 92% of the Maldivian population.
Furthermore, the President stated that this administration has conducted an average of 9 projects in every inhabited island, during the past 4 years. He further shed light on the work carried out by the administration to improve the living standards of the Maldivian people.
The President was accompanied at the function by Vice President Abdullah Jihad, Cabinet Ministers, Parliament members, senior officials of the government, civil servants and members of the public.
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