Maumoon describes Housing Minister's resignation as a 'huge loss'

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and former Housing Minister Aminath Athifa. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

Former President of the Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has described the resignation of former Housing Minister Aminath Athifa as a huge loss to the country.

She resigned from her post yesterday, citing ill health.

Athifa was appointed to the post in a slot reserved for the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s Maldives Reform Movement party. 

Former President Maumoon said that she was an example of earnestly and had served the public honestly. Her resignation was described by the former President as a huge loss before wishing her good health and success.

Athifa’s resignation led President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to scrap the Housing Ministry and restructure its functions under the National Planning and Infrastructure Ministry. The name of the National Planning and Infrastructure Ministry has since been changed to National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure Ministry.