DRP calls on MIFCO to raise purchasing price

The opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) has called on the Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO) to raise its purchasing price for tuna to Rf10, reports Miadhu.

Speaking at a rally in the fishing village of Gaaf Alif Villigili, DRP Vice-President Ibrahim “Mavota” Shareef said the price had been raised to Rf10 in the past and there was no reason it should stay atRf7.

Shareef claimed that the fisheries ministry was not informed before Adhil Saleem, state minister for economic development, took over management of MIFCO’s Koodoo Fisheries Complex.

The controversy over Koodoo shows the lack of coordination and organisation in the government, Shareef said.

Moreover, he said, despite Adhil Saleem’s efforts, the greivances of Koodoo staff, who had staged protests last month over reduced benefits and working hours, were still unresolved.