Malé, Maldives – Committee on National Development And Heritage of the Maldives Parliament has urged to prosecute those responsible for corruption with regards to Hiya flats at the earliest possible date.
An investigative report released by the committee noted several issues on how flats were allocated during November 2018. The report notes finding several prosecutable corruption instances by individuals responsible for flat allocation. The incumbent government has also noted this according to the report.
The report therefore calls for immediate action to be taken against those responsible and to prosecute for their offenses.
The Hiya flat allocation was reviewed by the Committee on National Development And Heritage of the Maldives Parliament as it is a social housing scheme to provide housing for those in need and the previous government was accused by various parties of using undue influence and allocating flats unfairly to those in power.
The flats have been re-allocated by the incumbent government with mixed reactions from the public and protests held in the capital Malé by the opposition demanding justice for those who lost their flats in the government housing projects.