The Committee on Independent Institutions of the People’s Majlis has agreed to back Ahmed Ahid Rasheed for the vacant position of Information Commissioner.
Former Deputy Economic Minister Shiham Mohamed Waheed, Azleema Ahmed, Mariyam Aleem, and Ahid Rasheed were nominated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for the position.
The applicants were interviewed as part of the vetting process, and the committee voted on Tuesday.
Ahid received unanimous approval from the committee’s ten members, while none of the other contenders received enough votes.
After Hussain Fiyaz Moosa resigned less than two years into his term, the job of Information Commissioner has been vacant since March.