Malé City Council held a meeting with the general public last night (September 17) to discuss its progress over the last six months.
The meeting, which was the first of its kind, consisted of a presentation from the council detailing the many projects undertaken followed by a general question and answer session during which the public was allowed to raise any concerns they had about the council and to voice their opinion on different issues.
Speaking at the meeting, Mayor Mohamed Shihab said that the main difficulty faced by the council at the moment is obtaining the resources required to manage the rapidly expanding city.
“The official population of this city is sixty thousand. With the census happening next week we will be able to get the new figure which is estimated to be around two hundred thousand.”
The meeting concluded with the council promising to hold many meetings of the like in the future.