President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan yesterday afternoon stated that the country had changed for the better after having “deviated” from the road to democracy in the past three years.
A press release on the President’s Office website quoted the President as having told the people of Maaun’goodhoo, an island in Shaviyani Atoll, that his government aimed to respect the values of Islam and uphold the rule of law as envisioned in the country’s 2008 constitution.
The statement continued to promise that the President was “chartering a right course to sail our nation’s ship to a safe harbour.”
In a more conciliatory tone, he pleaded with all parties to work together to achieve these ideals.
The visit to Maaun’goodhoo is part of the President’s tour of North Miladhummadulu Atoll during which he will visit eight islands in total.