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Maldives gives control of local government authority to pres

Members of Parliament during a sitting. PHOTO/MAJLIS

The parliament on Wednesday passed the amendment submitted for the Decentralisation Act to give full control of the board of Local Government Authority (LGA) to the president.

This amendment was passed with a majority of 44 votes in favour from 61 members where 17 voted against the amendment.

With the rectification of the amendment, the current LGA board will be abolished.

The new amendment states that the new LGA board would consist of a minister appointed by the president, a female appointee from the Gender Equality sector, a member of a non-governmental organisation, a member with a background in governance or public administration, and a Chief Executive Officer. All members will be appointed by the president with the consent of Parliament.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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