MNCCI waits on Adeeb parliamentary backing before appointing new president

The Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) will wait for current president Ahmed Adeeb to receive parliamentary approval for his appointment as Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture before replacing him in the organisation.

Speaking to Haveeru, current MNCCI Vice President Ismail Asif said the organisation was in the process of setting out an election process to appoint a new president.

However, Asif stressed that no decision would be taken until Adheeb received parliamentary approval to become the country’s new tourism minister – a decision requiring him to step down from holding the chamber of commerce’s presidency.

Should parliamentary backing be obtained for Adheeb to succeed Dr Mariyam Zulfa as the nation’s tourism head, Asif was quoted as saying that a general meeting would then be held to find a new MNCCI head.