Parliament schedules Cabinet approval for tomorrow

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu 22-member cabinet takes oath of office on November 17, 2023. (Photo/President's Office)

The Parliament is scheduled to take votes on approval for the 22 ministers in President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s Cabinet on Monday.

President Muizzu made a formal request for the approval of his Cabinet on November 20.

Last week, the Government Oversight Committee decided that all 22 members of the new Cabinet meet the requirements stipulated on the constitution. But the committee also decided that the vote for approval must be conducted separately for each minister.

The Parliament is set to hear the committee’s report during Monday’s sitting.

The Cabinet:

  • Minister of Defense - Mohamed Ghassan Maumoon
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs - Moosa Zameer
  • Minister of Homeland Security and Technology - Ali Ihusaan
  • Minister of Finance - Dr Mohamed Shafeeq
  • Minister of Education - Dr Ismail Shafeeu
  • Minister of Health - Dr Abdulla Khaleel
  • Minister of Economic Development and Trade - Mohamed Saeed
  • Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Resources - Ahmed Shiyam
  • Attorney General - Uz Ahmed Usham
  • Minister of Islamic Affairs - Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed
  • Minister of Tourism - Ibrahim Faisal
  • Minister of Social and Family Development - Dr Aishath Shiham
  • Minister of Sports, Fitness and Recreation - Abdulla Rafiu
  • Minister of Climate Change, Environment and Energy - Thoriq Ibrahim
  • Minister of Housing, Land and Urban Development - Dr Ali Haidar Ahmed
  • Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation - Mohamed Ameen
  • Minister of Dhivehi Language, Culture and Heritage - Adam Naseer Ibrahim
  • Minister of Higher Education, Labour and Skills Development - Dr Maryam Mariya
  • Minister of Construction and Infrastructure - Dr Abdulla Muththalib
  • Minister of Agriculture and Animal Welfare - Dr Aishath Rameela
  • Minister of Youth Empowerment, Information and Arts - Ibrahim Waheed
  • Minister of Cities, Local Government and Public Works - Adam Shareef

While some MDP parliamentarians – who hold a majority in the Parliament – have previously called against backing some of the ministers, the party has made no official decision in the matter.