Majlis to consider PG appointment at sitting on Monday

The Majlis has scheduled the sixth sitting of its current session for Monday April 14, when it will discuss reports on the appointment of new members to various institutions, including the post of prosecutor general (PG).

Earlier this month the independent commission’s oversight committee rejected President Abdulla Yameen’s nomination to the PG’s role, while the appointment of Dr Azeema Adam for the post of Governor of the Maldives Monetary Authority was approved.

A new member of the Police Integrity Commission was approved during the same meeting and will also be discussed on Monday.

The committee of the whole house will also review amendments to the Airport Service Charge Act and the Act on Export and Import.

The house has not convened since April 2, with local media last week reporting that nothing had been scheduled on the agenda.

Secretary-general Ahmed Mohamed told Haveeru that the hiatus allowed committees to continue their work, with Speaker of the House Abdulla Shahid urging MP’s to hasten their efforts as the 17th Majlis draws to a close.

The final sitting of the current Majlis will take place later this month before the swearing in of the 18th Majlis next month.