Former president Mohamed Nasheed has vowed to make it mandatory for parliamentarians to meet with their constituents weekly.
Speaking at a primary campaign kick-off event on Monday, Nasheed vowed to change parliament laws in such a way that it would penalize parliamentarians who do not comply with the arrangement. He assured that the new parliament would work closely with the citizens to identify challenges faced by the constituency.
Nasheed said the next parliament would possess integrity and would neither market their loyalty nor defect between parties. Members of the upcoming parliament will publicize their financial statements, added Nasheed.
Nasheed also stressed on the importance of developing the southernmost Addu Atoll as a significant contributor to the country's economy, noting that the MDP-led government would prioritize upgrading the Gan International Airport in addition to empowering the city councils.