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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has concluded visit to Laamu Atoll. During the 2-day visit to laamu atoll, the President visited Gan, Hithadhoo and Fonadhoo.
In Gan, President Solih met with local council members and representatives of State bodies and inquired about the challenges faced in dispensing their duties and responsibilities. Some of the concerns raised during the meeting related to social housing, road maintenance and interests of the local farmers.
President next stop was Hithadhoo, where he sat down with the island’s councillors and representatives of State institutions. During the meeting held, the councillors and representatives briefed the president on the challenges and most persistent issues faced by the community. Some of the matters discussed include concerns over lack of sufficient utility services, delay in road maintenance and concerns of the island’s fisher community. The President also officiated the function held to mark the golden jubilee anniversary of Laamu Hithadhoo Health Centre.
President Solih then travelled to Fonadhoo where he met with the island’s council and representatives of State bodies. Discussions during the meeting were focussed on the need for utility services at the recently allocated land area for housing development, waste management, improving public transport and renovation of the school. During the visit to the atoll, the President also met with the local fisher community and heard their concerns.
Some of the concerns raised by the fishermen include challenges in acquiring ice and selling prices of fish.