President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said political motives and illicit financial gain are involved in drugs and gang violence in the Maldives. The President made the statement while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Viavathi Raajje Conference on Saturday.
President Solih stated that the two biggest problems faced by the Maldives are drugs and gang violence, and described them as national issues which have political motives and financial gain involved.
He also noted these issues are major social issues that need to be addressed with great priority. He said it was important to discuss the issue extensively at the Viavathi conference, assuring that it is imperative to expand the discussions at this conference and it will shorten the path to finding a solution and accelerate the results.
Gang violence and drug epidemic is something Maldives has struggled through every administration. President Solih assured that his administration is committed to eradicating these national issues.