President Dr Mohamed Waheed has this week announced the establishment of a Small and Medium Enterprises Council, as well as appointing members to oversee the body’s work.
The President’s Office stated yesterday that 14 members had been appointed to the council, representing both government ministries and several industries across the country.
The full list of councillors are:
Minister of Economic Development Ahmed Mohamed
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Ahmed Shafeeu
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Ahmed Adeeb
Minister of Finance and Treasury Abdulla Jihad
Minister of Human Resources, Youth and Sports Mohamed Hussain Shareef
Women entrepreneurs representative Ms Juwairiya Wajdee
Fisheries sector representative Mr Mohamed Waseem Ismail
Agriculture sector representative Mr Solah Shihab
Tourism sector representative Mr Ismail Faseeh
Telecommunications sector representative Mr Raoofuddin Naseem
Environment sector representative Ms Lubna Moosa
Construction sector representative Mr Abdulla Mohamed
Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Market Development Authority Ms Fathimath Shafeeqa
Commissioner General of Taxation Mr Yazeed Mohamed
According to the President’s Office website, Economic Development Minister Ahmed Mohamed will serve as the council’s president, while Solah Shihab will serve as its vice president.