The Maldivian government has expressed satisfaction in its performance in the year 2019 and has declared it a successful year in good governance.
The President’s Office, this Wednesday, hosted a press conference to deliver its review of the government’s performance this year.
President’s Spokesperson, Ibrahim Hood said 2019 had been a successful year for the new Maldivian government in terms of good governance.
“The government, in this one-year period, has initiated a number of key projects for the betterment of the Maldivian people. It has also derived positive outcomes through these efforts,” said Hood.
He highlighted on the projects which the government believes to be some of its greatest accomplishments.
Hood said that the government no longer interfered in the affairs of State institutions, and that the Parliament was no longer a place which existed “to administer rubber stamps.”
He said that Cabinet ministers were summoned for questioning by the Parliament to hold the government accountable for various decisions on 27 occasions this year.
“Institutions are functioning now. The government isn’t interfering in the affairs of the institutions. The Parliament is functioning. I note with pleasure that the Parliament is using its accountability function to the fullest. Our ministers have attended the Parliament and provided accountability to an unprecedented level,” said Hood.
“WE WILL TACKLE GREATER ISSUES NEXT YEAR”
Hood said that the 2020 budget was designed to facilitate the greatest spending on education, health and infrastructure development by a Maldivian government, ever.
He said that the spending on education will cover the free first degree scheme, student loan scheme, scholarship schemes, and programs to improve the efficiency of schools and teachers.
Meanwhile, the spending on healthcare will be primarily focused on developing five regional hospitals which will offer CT scan and neonatal ICU services to entire atolls, and improving the quality of operation theaters and laboratories at health facilities across Maldives.
“And arrangements will be made to eliminate the need to travel to Male’ to receive medical care for common ailments,” said Hood.
He said that the government faced 2020 with the mission of accomplishing greater achievements than this year.