In my previous posts on this blog I have shed light on a new structure for the governance and administration of the country; one that would be more efficient and appropriate to cater for the needs of the people.
This idea of creating municipalities which are named after Male’ the capital of the island is to ensure that all Maale Municipalities will have the reasons for people to flock to Male’ (Furamaale) within the design of the new municpalities.
Each of these municipalities will be governed by a municipal council who will be responsible for local governance and administration of social services at the municpal level. The head of the municipal council will be a Municipality President who will be elected by the people. These municipalities will replace the current atoll offices and island offices with their atoll chiefs and island chiefs; which are actually obsolete for these modern times. They are old mechansims which have failed to cater for the new realities of modern time.
In addition, each of these municipalities will have a municipal capital and other satellite townships on islands which form a part of the municipality. This would be similar in fashion to Villingili under Male’ Municpality now. In effect, Hulhumaale is also a sattelite township of Male’ though it is still a commercial landmass assigned to Hulhumaale Development Corporation.
Each of the municipal capitals will connect with one another which will give ease of transport and communication and bind the nation through a network of infrastructure that support and enhance national integration.
I strongly believe that the Special Majlis who are entrusted with charting the future of this country and has already cost us more than a million Rufiyaa per head of a member of the Majlis, need to be a little bit more visionary than retaining or overthrowing Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom from the seat of the President.
But ofcourse they are wiser than me and a lot of us, as they claim. They are the honorable few in this country of the ordinary people. (Please excuse my sarcasm! But I couldn’t help wondering the same.)