President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan has expanded his cabinet for the second time this month.
Dr Waheed this morning changed the name of the Ministry of Housing and Environment to the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure and created a new ministry, the Ministry of Environment and Energy.
Former Minister for Housing and Environment Dr Mohamed Muiz has been reappointed to head the new infrastructure ministry, while Dr Mariyam Shakeela has been appointed to lead the Ministry for Environment and Energy. Both ministers were sworn in by Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Areef.
The division of the old Housing Ministry into two separate departments follow the division of the Ministry of Health and Family into the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights. Dr Ahmed Jamsheed was sworn in as Minister of Health while Dhiyana Saeed was brought into the cabinet as Minister of Gender, Family and Human Rights.