List of candidates for LGA’s Board sent to Parliament for approval

Parliamentarians wear masks to protect from the spread of COVID-19 as they attend a sitting on June 2, 2020. (Photo/People's Majlis)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has submitted the list of nominees for appointment as three members of Local Government Authority (LGA)’s Board for parliamentary approval.

President’s Office opened applications for membership of LGA’s Board on May 17.

The President shortlisted five candidates, whose names were announced during the parliamentary sitting on Wednesday morning.


  • Azha Zameer, M. Lilies, K. Male’
  •  Aminath Ali, Dhafthar 2864
  • Fathmath Niuma, G. Himaliyage, K. Male’
  • Fathimath Zeena Ali, H. Rising Sun, K. Male’
  • Aishath Sheeza, Shaazeebin, B. Kendhoo

The names have been sent to the Parliament’s Decentralization Committee for review.

Decentralization Act declares LGA must be composed of a nine-member board. This includes a Cabinet minister appointed by the President, a female member experienced in the field of gender equality,  a member experienced in governance or public administration, a representative of civic groups, a representative elected among city councilors, a represented elected among presidents of atoll councils, a representative elected among local councilors, a Finance Ministry employee appointed by the Finance Minister, a CEO appointed by the President.