The Male’ Municipality has claimed the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has built a part of its ‘Haruge’ headquarters illegally on the municipality’s land, and informed the party to vacate within 14 days.
President of the Male’ Municipality Adam Manik said the MDP had taken part of the municipality’s land when it built its headquarters.
Adam said that was a part of the land on which the Housing Ministry planned to build flats.
”[MDP Chairperson] Mariya Didi built their office there unauthorised,” Adam claimed.
He said the council had now informed Didi to clear out the site within 14 days.
”It’s not the whole of the MDP Haruge,” he said. ”Its’s the part of the Haruge where they have the administration office.”
Spokesperson for MDP Ahmed Haleem said the party would clear the land within 14 days as requested. He said the land had been given to the MDP by the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce “as a gift.”
”We did not know that a part of the municipality’s land was occupied by us,” he said, adding that the party had not decided where to build its new administration office.
He said the land claimed by the municipality measured around 2000 square feet.