Member of Parliament for the Guraidhoo Constituency and Vice President of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Mohamed Ghassaan Maumoon listed the highlights of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s time in office.
Tweeting in acknowledgment of the four years of administration by President Solih, Ghassaan stated that the national USD reserve has dropped to USD 491.11 million and the number of fish and other seafood exports have dropped by 48000 tonnes over the last four years.
Ghassaan added that inflation or cost of goods and services has risen by 3.1 percent, while the consumer price index climbed by 102.02 points during the course of this presidency.
Furthermore, Ghassaan noted that people learned that the pledges taken by the government during their presidential election campaign; fair price for fishermen, junior college in atolls, justice for Rilwan and Yameen and zero tolerance for corruption, had all been empty promises.
Ghassaan highlighted major acts of corruption carried out by this administration, stating that MVR 24 million had been erred with to build a Covid facility in Hulhumale’ on private land and arbitration only began trailing the MVR 30.9 million funneled into the ventilator graft, in June.
Ghassaan claimed that President Solih’s administration has compromised the national sovereignty, awarded million in settlements, relieved resort owners of millions in payables, MMPRC corruption was weaponised to lynch political opponents where only cases relating to former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Qayyoom had been tried and spend MVR 226.7 million on embassies and political positions within those embassies.
Ghassaan added that the President’s Office had stripped the media of their independence by siphoning heaps of money for their cooperation, while refusing to disclose relevant information and halting the cases in court.
Ghassaan instilled that ultimately, the public is left to bear the brunt of financing the state budget through GST and penalties. He added that the government collectedMVR 2.6 billion and MVR 212 million in GST and penalties.