Azim: Will stop unlawful businesses based at Male' streets

Customers at a local market in Male' City. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Hayyan)

Newly-elected Male’ Mayor Adam Azim states unlawful businesses based at various Male’ roads, especially narrow streets, will be stopped.

Makeshift markets to sell fruits and vegetables have been developed at various Male’ occasions, most of which are overseen by expatriates. These markets often obstruct movement of pedestrians and motorists and take up parking space. Moreover, low hygiene standards are maintained at these markets, with often empty boxes and spoiled fruits and vegetables thrown around the area.

Speaking at his first press briefing after assuming office – Azim, referring to these issues, said he took note of the same when conducted door-to-door campaign in Male’ City as part of his campaign.

“In my door-to-door, we had taken note of various unregulated businesses being conducted at small streets. Especially vegetable shops. They leave waste everywhere on the road after selling these things,” he said.

Azim said efforts will be carried on in collaboration with the police and other relevant authorities to stop such businesses.

He cited bringing a stoppage to unlawful conduct across Male’ City in collaboration with the relevant authorities as his vision.

On this note, he expressed confidence in receiving cooperation from authorities for this work.