MCC decides to cooperate with government

Male’ City Council (MCC) yesterday announced its decision to cooperate with the government in light of the findings of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI), reports Haveeru.

“The CNI report signifies that the transfer of power was legal, hence the city council has decided to extend it cooperation to the government in fulfilling the constitutionally obligated duties stipulated under the Decentralization Act,” an MCC statement was said to have read.

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) dominated council had opted not to cooperate with the government after February’s contested transfer of power.

Friction between the MCC and the government has resulted in a series of jurisdictional feuds over the past seven months, most notably over the alleged violations relating to the leasing of land to the MDP for political activities.