Parliament session concludes less than an hour later due to lack of work

A Parliament session underway. (Photo/Parliament)

The Parliament session for Wednesday, March 16 concludes less than an hour after it began, due to a lack of work scheduled for the day.

There were 30 members present when the session began.

On the agenda for the session were approving the meeting minutes of the past three sessions, and the MP for Maavashu constituency Mohamed Saeed questioning the Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure.

In the opportunity granted to MP Saeed, he asked the minister two questions.

The first of which was when the physical work will commence of the sewerage system in L. Hithadhoo. The second was inquiring about when the design process will be finished and physical work will commence on the causeway to be built between L. Hithadhoo and L. Kunahandhoo.

After MP Saeed’s questions were answered, the opportunity was granted to present further questions to the minister.

Additionally, Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir filed a motion calling to arrest former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in connection to the opposition’s ‘India Out’ campaigns.

However, the motion was rejected, with members voting against accepting it.

Last on the agenda for the session was holding a moment of silence in remembrance of former parliamentarian Abdulla Rasheed Ali.

After this, Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, who was presiding the Parliament today announced the session’s conclusion as there were no further tasks on the agenda for the day.

“There is no further work for us in today’s Parliament session. However, committee work will be ongoing. This session concludes now,” he said.