The president’s office has today launched an online form titled “Dear President” for citizens to share their concerns with President Abdulla Yameen.
The form is available on the president’s office website, and allows the public to send comments, concerns and thoughts on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, education, health, housing, youth, sports or other.
Members of the public are required to list their names and ages, while the email address and contact number is optional.
The public affairs coordinator at the president’s office, Aishath Leeza, said the campaign is receiving a lot of public support.
“Dear President” ah aamunge faraathun varah bodu tharuheebeh annanee libemun. Shukuriyya. #DearPresidentMv
— Liza Laurella (@lizalaurella) June 15, 2015
President Yameen and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim have recently held several public functions to meet with the elderly and the youth.
Late last month, the first lady visited chronically ill patients at the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and distributed packages of rice, dates and cans to the disabled in Malé and its suburbs Hulhumalé and Vilimalé.
An eyewitness at the IGMH said he saw the first lady handing out envelopes with money to patients.
But the first lady’s secretary denied rumours that she had distributed money to the sick at the IGMH.
At the June 7 meeting with the senior citizens, President Yameen pledged to send 142 pilgrims to Hajj this year on government expenses. But president’s office spokesperson told local media two days later that the president’s remarks were misunderstood. The president had only pledged to secure placements for 142 senior citizens through the government-owned Hajj Corporation, he said.
The first lady also met with the participants of the 30th National Quran competition last week.