Parliament to review Maldives pres’ picks for LGA board

Members of Parliament during a sitting. PHOTO/MAJLIS

The president’s picks for Local Government Authority (LGA)’s board were submitted to Parliament for review on Monday.

The three names are Minna Rasheed of the Gender Equality sector, Ahmed “Chandelier” Hassan on behalf of civil associations, and Amir Ali of the Public Administrations sector.

The three names have been sent to Committee on National Security for review.

The parliament also forwarded the motion to appoint the leader of Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), Mohamed “Colonel” Nasheed, as the Ambassador of the Maldives to Thailand to the National Security Committee for review along with the motion to sign the Promotions and Reciprocal Protection of Investment between the UAE and the Maldives.

During the first tenure of this year’s parliament sittings, the parliament passed amendments to the Decentralization Act awarding full control of the board of Local Government Authority (LGA) to the president.

The previous LGA board consisted of nine members including six elected councillors. The new amendment removes all elected councillors from LGA’s board which has been reduced to five members with a minister, 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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