Budget halted for Shaviyani Atoll council pending court order

The budget for the Shaviyani Atoll council has been frozen by the national office of the upper-north region until a court decides where the council secretariat should be established, reports Haveeru.

Assets belonging to the Atoll Office and Atoll House will be placed under the care of the police and national office until a court orders the transfer of the assets to another party, the Finance Ministry noted according to Haveeru.

In response, the council passed a resolution requesting the assets be transferred to the council, after passing a resolution to transfer the secretariat from Milandhoo to to Funadhoo.