Niuma appointed as LGA Board’s Vice President

Local Government Authority Board's Vice President Fathimath Niuma.

A woman has been appointed to as the Vice President of Local Government Authority’s (LGA) Board.

In the 31st meeting of the Board held on November 21, the woman who was appointed as the Vice President is Deputy Minister at Planning Ministry, Fathimath Niuma.

LGA Board’s President is appointed by the Maldivian President, to be answerable to the People’s Majilis regarding matters pertaining to LGA. On this note, the President of the LGA Board is Home Minister Imran Abdulla.

The President appointed Afshan Latheef as the Chief Executive Officer of LGA Board.

As per the Decentralization Act, LGA’s Board is comprised upon nine members. They include:

  • A cabinet minister appointed by the President
  • A female member who is experienced in field of gender equality
  • A member who is experienced in the field of governance or public administration
  • An elected member from as representative of civil societies
  • An elected member from the city councilors
  • An elected member from atoll council presidents
  • An elected member from island councilors
  • An appointed member from the Finance Ministry by the Finance Minister
  • A CEO appointed by the President