As the nation eagerly awaits the unveiling of the incoming government’s cabinet, whispers of potential appointees to key ministerial positions are beginning to crescendo. While these selections are shrouded in speculation until officially confirmed, a cast of influential figures is rumored to be poised for pivotal roles in the new administration, promising a dynamic political landscape.
Among the most prominent names swirling in the rumor mill is Moosa Zameer, whose star may rise as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the forthcoming government. A political luminary, Zameer has left an indelible mark, notably as a dedicated participant in shaping the 2024 state budget while representing President-elect Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s interests. Not to forget, Zameer’s prior tenure as the Minister of Tourism during President Yameen’s reign from 2015 to 2018.
For the role of Minister of Home Affairs, the spotlight gravitates toward a formidable candidate, Ihusan, a Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) veteran who has lent over a decade of unwavering service. His military background renders him a standout contender. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence could see Qassan Maumoon at the helm, an esteemed Member of Parliament representing Th. Guraidhoo Constituency and the son of the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom.
The Minister of Islamic Affairs slot appears destined for Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed, a name synonymous with the role, having previously held it during former President Yameen’s tenure.
In the quest to lead the nation’s tourism sector to greater heights, Ibrahim Faisal emerges as the expected Minister of Tourism. His lineage ties him to the Progressive National Congress (PNC), the ruling party, where his father, Abdulraheem, serves as chairperson. Notably, Faisal played a pivotal role as the southern campaign manager during Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s successful presidential bid.
Adding a layer of intrigue to the unfolding narrative is the potential appointment of Ibrahim Waheed, better known as Aswad, as the Minister of Youth. Aswad currently holds the title of Managing Director at Sangu TV, making his ascent into politics all the more captivating.
It’s important to underscore that these appointments are framed in unconfirmed reports, lending an air of anticipation and excitement. Until officially ratified by the incoming government, these speculations will continue to swirl, as the government-elect lead by Dr. Mohamed Muizzu prepares to take the reins of the nation.