Parliament completes 39% of work in 2021 Second Term

The Parliament of the Maldives | Photo: Majlis

Male’, Maldives – Parliament of Maldives revealed this Tuesday that in the second term on 2021, they were able to complete only 39% of the work that was presented to the Parliament.

Statistics publicized by the Parliament shows that while the Parliament worked on 35 unfinished bills from last quarter and 16 new bills that were presented this year, only nine bills were completed in the second quarter.

Work done in questioning the Ministers was also considerably low as the Parliament was able to complete only six queries in the second quarter out of a total of 14 questions, including pending questions from last quarter.

While the 19th Parliament had completed an average of 60% of work in each of their quarters, this time, the Parliament was caught up on the terrorist attack against Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed on May 06, as it was more important than the pending bills in the Parliament.

The Parliament’s Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) since then, worked on compiling an inquiry report that outlines of how the incident took place, whether any negligence or fourplay was involved and the measures that can be taken to prevent such an attack in the future. This report was completed on July 07.

At the last meeting of Parliament’s second quarter, the parliament members debated regarding the inquiry report piled by the Parliament’s 241 Committee regarding the attack on Speaker Nasheed along with censoring some of the aspects of the report before passing about publicizing the report.

Along with this, multiple parliament meetings were held virtually in the second quarter due to the third wave of Covid-19 Maldives faced in Mid-May.

Concluding the last meeting of the second quarter of the Parliament, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Eva Abdullah expressed hope that Speaker Nasheed will be present when the third quarter of the Parliament begins in August 16, 2021.