The Decentralization Act is a law made in name, Male' City Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has said.
In a tweet posted on Sunday, Muizzu said the Decentralization Act had become a law in name only and that it gets implemented only when certain people are elected.
"The government's failure to comply with the decentralization system is a major negligence for many citizens," the Mayor wrote.
The Male' City Council has repeatedly expressed concern over the lack of cooperation from the government to implement its Strategic Action Plan for the next five years. The Council has also criticized the government for the delay in approving the Land Use Plan formulated by the Council and for not issuing the required permits to carry out the Council's housing and road development projects.