In a campaign rally at the Artificial Beach in the Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, the presidential candidate representing the People’s National Congress (PNC), unveiled an ambitious pledge that has captured the attention of both the military and law enforcement sectors. Dr. Muizzu has promised to double the salaries of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and the Maldives Police Service (MPS) if elected as the nation’s leader.
Addressing a passionate crowd of supporters, Dr. Muizzu emphasized the critical roles played by the MNDF and MPS in safeguarding the nation’s independence and stability. He expressed immense pride in the dedication and service these institutions provide to the Maldives.
The announcement regarding the salary increase came as a significant surprise, marking the first time Dr. Muizzu publicly discussed this proposal. His commitment to doubling the salaries of MNDF and MPS personnel reflects his determination to honor and reward their dedication to the nation.
In addition to the salary increment, Dr. Muizzu outlined several other measures aimed at improving the well-being of military and police personnel. He proposed streamlining the rental process for flats designated for MNDF and MPS officers, making it easier for them to access suitable housing. Furthermore, Dr. Muizzu suggested a one-year deferment of rent payments for these officers.
For those residing in Hiya flats, a significant reduction in rent was also pledged, demonstrating Dr. Muizzu’s commitment to enhancing the living standards of the people.
This campaign promise has resonated strongly with members of the MNDF and MPS, and it sets the stage for a vibrant and competitive election as Maldivian citizens prepare to cast their votes in the upcoming presidential runoff on September 30.