President Solih to visit Gan on Saturday for ‘Viavathi Raajje’ conference

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih speaks at the opening of the two-day 'Viavathi Raajje' conference in AA. Ukulhas on May 28, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

The President’s Office, on Thursday, has revealed that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will be visiting L. Gan on Saturday to partake in the third edition of ‘Viavathi Raajje’ conference.

The newly appointed Spokesperson of the President’s Office, Miuvaan Mohamed, held his first press conference on Thursday afternoon.

Speaking during the press conference, Miuvaan detailed that four main topics will be discussed at the conference; fiscal autonomy of local councils, forumation of land-use plans, equality and social welfare.

This is the second Viavathi conference of this year. It is set to kick off on Saturday at L. Gan, and continue till next week’s Monday.

The conference this time will see the participation of over 250 people to include southern atolls’ (Dhaalu, Thaa, Laamu, Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu, Fuvahmulah City and Addu City) mayors, members of atoll and island councils, members of Women’s Development Committees, cabinet ministers, senior offcials from government authorities and technical staff.

A sports festival will be held on Saturday evening at L. Gan as part of conference similar to previous editions, to build rapport amongst participants. 

Viavathi is conference series hosted by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for the newly elected local councils and Women’s Development Committees.

The conference was last held in May of this year, at AA. Ukulhas.