This afternoon a meeting of the executive committee of the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MNCCI) was called. However, the meeting was not held as a qourum was not present for the meeting. A number of committee members were either abroad or out of Male’ and some were taken ill by the flu that’s going around town.
Despite the qourum, we decided on some of the matters that could be finalized without a formal meeting of the executive committee. One of such matters was the appointment of a representative for a meeting called by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade regarding the possible escalation of the prices of essential goods for Ramadan. A memeber of the executive committte, Mr. Hussain Mohamed of Coastline Hardware was assigned to attend the meeting tommorrow.
He would definitely make a good representation at whatever the discussion of the meeting will be tommorrow. But the question really is, why is the government trying to patch a hole here and a ripple there. The root cause of all the socio-economic chaos and things falling apart in this country is the concerntration of the economy to a single plot of land of about two square kilometers, that is called Male’.
Zillions of studies, meetings, master plans, reviews, donor missions and protests & demonstrations will not bring an ounce of ease or recess to the suffering and the inevitable disintegration of this society into absolute anarchy.
The soloution is so simple; yet will not occur because they are not in favor of the money-minting elite who control the economy, the people and their destiny.
- Create three municipalities in the north, the centre and the south of the country.
- Pump enought resources to build schools, hospitals and create employment around each of the municipalities.
- Award the setting up of the infrastructure for these municipalities along with a human resource development plan to international parties with experience.
- Fund the projects with additional money from leasing of new islands as private properties for billionares for fifty year periods as holiday retreats.
Isn’t it simple? But then, the people in the Parliament, the Government, and the Opposition have more important things on the agenda.
We can only wish for another tsunami that would wipe off Male’ from the face of the earth!