President Solih: Islands not discriminated by population in development

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih meets GA. Kondey Council on May 19, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Thursday, has stated that his administration will not discriminate islands based on population and size when facilitating developmental opportunities.

He had remarked this during a meeting held with GA. Kondey Council at the President’s Office this afternoon.

During the meeting, council members underscored that Kondey had seen more progress under President Solih’s administration than it had in the past 40 years. In this regard, they noted five major projects having been completed, and additional four projects that were underway.

Council members also briefed the President on their developmental needs, including expanding the harbor, improving healthcare services, and developing more classrooms at the school, in addition to building 50 housing units and improving banking services.

They also noted that tourism could be further developed on the island and surrounding areas, and discussed ways to enhance the island’s economy.

Meanwhile, President Solih briefed council members about the latest updates on the ongoing projects on the island.

With reference to the concerns raised by the councilors – President Solih stated that funds had been earmarked in the budget for the development of four classrooms, and assured them that steps would be taken to address their concerns.

President Solih also reiterated that the government would provide equal opportunities for all islands without discrimination on their size or population.