No confidence motion filed against Minister Zaha

Fisheries Minister Zaha Waheed | Photo: Fayaz Moosa

Malé, Maldives – A no confidence motion has been filed against the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Zaha Waheed.

The motion was filed on Wednesday with the votes of 10 Parliament Members, of which 8 signatures were by the MPs filling the seats on a Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) ticket, while the other two members are MP of Kaashidhoo constituency Abdullah Jabir and MP of Guraidhoo constituency Ibrahim Riza.

The motion detailed the cause of filing for a no confidence vote as failure to provide a fair price for fisherperson’s catch, and failure to arrange for those who go out to fish to receive payments in dollars. It was also added that the pledges to improve the economy of the country, and to establish yellow fin tuna huts and neighbourhood fish factories have also not been fulfilled.

Highlighting more government pledges, the motion stationed that while Minister Zaha is unable to perform her duties, her continued time in office would only prove to be detrimental to those working in the fishing industry and their families.