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President Decides Not to Appoint More People to Senior Political Posts

The President has decided not to appoint any more people to senior political positions, he has said during his first presidential statement.
President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu highlighted the dire economic situation in the country and stated that the focus must be on improving the economy, which has resulted in his decision to limit the number of people appointed to senior political posts.
He has now decided not to appoint anyone to senior political positions unless he is required to do so in exceptional circumstances.
"I have decided not to appoint any more people to senior political positions except in exceptional circumstances in order to reduce government expenditure," he said.
The President has announced that the number of political employees in the government will not exceed 700, including the political appointees of the President's Office.
At the end of the last government, there were more than 1,200 political appointees. In addition, many people had been politically employed, titled as, “consultants,” but receiving high salaries, comparable to ministerial positions. The companies also created about 15,000 jobs and distributed them to the ruling MDP activists.