First couple moves into official residence, Mulee’aage

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and First Lady Sajidha Mohamed at the ceremony to commence the reclamation Fushidhiggaru Falhu. (Photo/President's Office)

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and First Lady Sajidha Mohamed have moved into the official presidential residence, Mulee’aage.

The first couple had been residing at President Muizzu’s private residence, M. Dhimyaath, since he assumed office on November 17th. The President’s Office has previously stated that the couple delayed moving into Mulee’aage for the purpose of renovations.

Sun has learned that the first couple moved into Mulee’aage before President Muizzu embarked on a three-day tour of Thaa Atoll on Tuesday.

Mulee’aage was built during Sultan Mohamed Shamsudden’s sultanate. 

Former president Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom also temporarily resided in Mulee’aage during his presidency, when the construction was underway at Theemuge in 1994 to remodel the former presidential residence to its current version. 

His successor, former president Mohamed Nasheed had resided in Mulee’aage after taking office in 2008, till his resignation in 2012.

On the contrary, President Solih’s predecessor, former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyom had only used Mulee’aage for official purposes. He resided at his private residence during his term. 

President Muizzu’s predecessor, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, however, had resided in Mulee’aage after succeeding Yameen in 2018.