President advises public to reporting all acts of corruption

President Solih seen with Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof. ACC found that in 2014, then-parliamentarian Mahloof received USD 33,000 in funds stolen from MMPRC as a bribe from then-Vice President Ahmed Adeeb to remain a member of PPM and vote for the SEZ Bill on August 27, 2014. | Photo: President’s Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated on Friday that the public should continue reporting all acts of corruption in Maldives.

In his message on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, which is marked today, President Solih voiced his displeasure at even the most minute act of corruption and reiterated that government offices and institutions are constantly reminded to adhere with transparency and accountability to public finance laws and regulations.

The President also said that the efforts of the administration to eliminate corruption require the full support and assistance of the people. He added that the road to eliminating corruption begins at the individual level and within the family and society.

He also added that neither policies enacted by the administration alone nor the efforts of a single institution can eliminate corruption, and he called for the collective efforts of every citizen and the whole community against corruption.

In his message, the President highlighted the prevalence of corruption on a global level and stated that corruption affects all socioeconomic fronts of the country. He said that delays in addressing corruption would have far-reaching impacts on national growth, people’s financial stability, and communal peace.

The President said that one of the most impactful ways to combat corruption was by establishing a reliable reporting mechanism and improving transparency and accountability in administration and public finance management. He underscored the importance of ensuring that relevant institutions have the autonomy and authority to investigate corruption cases.