MALE, Maldives - As the presidential race intensifies, Dr. Muizzu, the opposition's leading candidate, places the spotlight on an emerging global trend: the 'creator economy.' This concept, now brought to the forefront of Maldivian politics, envisions a nation where young entrepreneurs are not only encouraged but also equipped to create, innovate, and lead.
In a recent tweet, Dr. Muizzu stated, “For young men and women, and those who want to start their own business, we will foster a creator economy that will ensure that people can have a fulfilling and honorable life.”
But what exactly is the 'creator economy'? The term refers to an economic model built around individuals who create content, products, or services, usually using digital platforms. This allows creators to monetize their passion, skills, or knowledge. From influencers to artisans and tech startups, the creator economy encompasses a broad spectrum of entrepreneurs. With technology and internet accessibility at its core, this new economy has the potential to open countless opportunities for Maldivians.
Dr. Muizzu's emphasis on the creator economy comes at a crucial time for the Maldives. As the global economy evolves, there is a growing demand for innovation and entrepreneurship. By promoting this model, Dr. Muizzu hopes to tap into the immense potential of the country's youth, fostering an environment where they can thrive, create jobs, and contribute significantly to the nation's GDP.
This promise further solidifies Dr. Muizzu's commitment to bring fresh ideas to the Maldivian political landscape. After securing a significant 47 percent of the votes in the first round of the presidential election held on 9th September, he stands in a formidable position against the incumbent president Solih, who garnered 37 percent.
Many attribute Dr. Muizzu's rising popularity to his innovative and transformational pledges, which starkly contrast with President Solih's campaign, noted for echoing the same promises from 2018.