President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has revealed that 83% of the pledges targeted to be achieved within the first 100 days of administration have been achieved within the last 90 days of administration.
Speaking on Raajje TV's morning show on Wednesday, President Solih acknowledged the fulfilled pledges as a huge achievement. Most pledges that remain unfulfilled are in the field of judiciary reform, which comes with its own set of challenges, said the President.
President Solih said efforts undertaken to reform the judiciary can only be achieved with the cooperation of the parliament. However, due to political influences, the government is facing obstacles in gaining the support of the parliament in achieving these targets, noted the President. Despite the challenges, the government will not give up their efforts and ensure that a reformed judiciary is established in the country, promised the president.
"The judiciary can only be reformed when we are able to stop the influence of political figures. Reforming the judiciary can only be achieved through the parliament. God willing, we will achieve this too. This is an effort we will undertake", the President said.
Speaking further, the president noted that the judiciary is most influenced by ruling governments, and assured that the the current government would not influence the judiciary in any way.
"This is not something [influencing the judiciary] our government would do. We will not do it. It is not something that should be done by other political figures either. Otherwise, we cannot reform the judiciary as desired", said the President.