Support from Addu City needed to complete ongoing projects: President Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih seen with MP Nazil (R) and a supporter at his presidential primary door to door campaign Addu City. | Photo: ShahuuRiza

Addu City, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that he needs the support of the people of Addu City to complete the developmental projects this government has started.

Addressing some members of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) in Hithadhoo Central constituency during his visit to Addu City yesterday, President Solih said that some previous governments have tried to do something for Addu City but they have brought only temporary solutions so far.

Aiming his criticism at his opponent, Speaker Mohamed Nasheed in the upcoming presidential primary of the party, President Solih said that even on the occasion of the SAARC summit, what the government did was not a permanent solution. Whether it is road construction or otherwise, he said.

He also said the people of Addu City have not benefited much from the changes brought for the SAARC summit.

The President said that while those government started some works for the development of Addu City in the past but the works were not completed due to the fall of the MDP government and the party’s failure to stay in power.

President Solih added that no other government has developed Addu City as much as he has during his four years. That is a fact that will be seen in the state documents, he said.

“Water, sewerage, ports, road construction, health services and education services are being provided closely. Addu City has a large population and all these services are needed. This is a place where a people have been facing many difficulties due to neglect in the past,” he said.