City Council raises over MVR 300k on first day of telethon

The Male' City Council raised over MVR 300,000 on the first day of the telethon being held to raise funds for the repair and renovation of Male' City mosques.

The telethon kicked off on Friday at the Artificial Beach. During the first day of the fundraising event, the City Council raised MVR 313,397.90 as donations. The event will continue at the same venue from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday.

The City Council has said it was holding a telethon to raise funds to repair the mosques because the government handed over the mosques to the council without any budget. As the repair and renovation would cost a substantial sum of funds, it cannot be covered from the council's budget, the council said.

The telethon will facilitate the repairs to be done in time for the coming month of Ramadan.

The maintenance of mosques is the responsibility of the councils. The Male' City Council maintains 34 mosques in Male' and Villimale'.