President concludes visit to Laamu Atoll

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih concluded his visit to Laamu Atoll and returned to Malé on Friday morning.

During the 2-day visit to Haddhunmathi Atoll, the President visited Gan, Hithadhoo and Fonadhoo.

The President's Office said President Solih met with local council members and representatives of State bodies in Gan and inquired about the challenges faced in dispensing their duties and responsibilities. Some of the concerns raised during the meeting related to social housing, road maintenance and interests of the local farmers. The President also visited the Agricultural Centre in Gan, said the President's Office.

President Solih’s next stop was Hithadhoo, where he sat down with the island’s Councillors and representatives of State institutions. During the meeting held in the afternoon, the Councillors and representatives briefed the President on the challenges and most persistent issues faced by the community. Some of the matters discussed include concerns over lack of sufficient utility services, delay in road maintenance and concerns of the island’s fishing community, the President's Office revealed.

The President officiated the function held to mark the golden jubilee anniversary of Laamu Hithadhoo Health Centre.

President Solih also travelled to Fonadhoo Island where he met with the island’s council and representatives of State bodies. Discussions during the meeting were focussed on the need for utility services at the recently allocated land area for housing development, waste management, improving public transport and renovation of the school, said the President's Office.

During the visit, the President met with the local fishing community as well and heard their concerns. According to the President's Office, some of the concerns raised by the fishermen include challenges in acquiring ice, selling prices of fish, problems in using the ‘Fahi Hakatha’ application and banking difficulties.