Opposition promises affordable utility prices for businesses

Opposition coalition's presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday promised to slice the electricity prices charged for small and medium businesses operating in Maldives.

Solih made the pledge while addressing the people of Laamu atoll Fonadhoo on Wednesday. The opposition president hopeful claimed small and medium scale businesses were suffering hefty utility bills and promised to cut down on the electricity prices.

"We promise to slice the electricity prices under our administration to make it affordable for small and medium scale ventures," Solih claimed.

Solih also highlighted comparatively expensive prices for domestic travels by air, and stressed on the importance of reducing fare prices to affordable ranges.

The opposition presidential candidate had also verbally 'attacked' current government for their alleged practice of terminating public sector or civil servant employees for their political ideologies. Solih promised the practice will come to a cessation under an opposition led government.