Former Housing Minister and vice president of the opposition PPM Dr. Mohamed Muizzu was sworn in as the new mayor of Male’ City today in a virtual inauguration ceremony.
Following the ceremony, Mayor Muizzu stated that the new City Council is optimistic about providing answers and solutions to Male’ residents.
Mayor Muizzu claims that, despite the fact that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has been in office for nearly two and a half years, the government has struggled to present Male’ residents with an appropriate change. During his tenure, he said that he would strive to make Male’ residents’ dreams come true.
Further, Mayor Muizzu called on the government to assist in the operation of the Malé City Council and the establishment of the Strategic Action Plan that was passed today, noting that the government must offer the most priority and support to the work of the Malé City Council.
He noted that the government’s support for the council is for all citizens of Malé, not just him and the other 18 members of the council, and that he hopes the government will give the council full support.
Muizzu also condemned Israel’s attacks on Palestine on behalf of the people of Malé City, stating that the people want all Palestinians to be free.
Dr. Muizzu and the rest of the City Council were sworn in today, and their official work began with the first meeting.