The Local Government Authority (LGA) has sided with the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) in the Hulhumale land ownership issue with Male City Council.
As tensions between the two grew over the Hulhumale issue, Male’ City Council cancelled the land registration agreement it had signed with the HDC for Hulhumale and assumed control of the region last week.
Following the council’s decision, the HDC petitioned the Civil Court and the Local Government Authority (LGA) to reverse the council’s decision and urge them to conduct their operations in compliance with the law.
The LGA noted in a statement issued on Monday that the City Council’s decision to annul the land registration of Hulhumale Phase 1 and Phase 2 with HDC was not done in accordance with the law.
It also stated that the council’s decision to cancel the registration would be investigated.
The HDC and City Council clashed over the opposition coalition’s “Kotharu Koshi” event, which was set to take place at Hulhumale Phase II.
In response to the announcement made by the opposition coalition, the HDC issued a statement saying that every event in Hulhumale required prior written authorization from the company, and that the opposition had not requested permission to stage their gathering.