Jumhooree Party leader Qasim Ibrahim has been handed over the party’s presidential ticket for the upcoming September elections.
JDP Secretary General and former Vikaradoo MP Ali Arif handed over the presidential ticket along with a copy of the Maldivian constitution at the rally held at the Carnival area last night.
At the launch of the campaign, Qasim, who is also the Member of Parliament for Maamigili Constituency, said he had decided to contest the presidential election to create a comfortable and happy environment for the people.
If he is elected president, he will establish a strong government in terms of education and experience that has never been seen before, he said.
Speaking about his presidential pledges, Qasim said he would spend MVR 3 billion over five years to develop small and medium enterprises and create at least 500 small business leaders in different parts of the country.
He also stated that his administration will help start small businesses and produce 100 millionaires within five years of his administration.
Qasim said he would start working with international experts on the first day of his administration to regain the territory lost to the people of Maldives following the decision of ITLOS.
He said he would maintain the true faith of Islam in Maldives and would not allow any religion other than Islam in the island nation.
He said he would build 30,000 housing units across the country before the end of his presidential term.
He said that within the first two years of his government, he will provide soft loans for the installation of saltwater fish cooling systems and radar systems in all vessels of the skipjack tuna fishing fleet.
He said the internet would be made a basic service and every household in Maldives would have access to at least five Mbps speed.
In addition, he will make Aasandha a fair, corruption-free, patient-friendly, expenditure-controlled and waste-free system that does not require going to politicians.
He said his government would be the most corruption-free government in recent history.