Government ensured people didn’t go hungry during pandemic: Maldives president

The Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that several families were able to avoid going hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the allowances given by the government

Mar 02, 2021
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The Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that several families were able to avoid going hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the allowances given by the government. He  was speaking at a campaign meeting of the main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

During the meeting held with candidates running for Noonu atoll seats in the upcoming local council election, President Solih shared the figure of the amount issued as income support to individuals in Noonu atoll, according to avas.mv.

He added several other allowances, including that issued for single parents and the elderly are given to the country’s citizens. And those in the islands were able to survive the pandemic due to the allowances, said the president.
 
“The people of the Maldives would have suffered if no allowances were issued,” he added.

He highlighted the details of some of the projects carried out by the government focusing on Noonu atoll over the past two years and assured that the government would continue to work towards the betterment of the atoll.

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