Our heartfelt congratulations to many fellow resort workers from various resorts, who joined the local council elections and won the seats. Politics and resort life are indeed not the same thing but for everything there has to be a start! We hope you will do a tremendous job and you will be remembered as the pioneers of councilmen in the country.
Our country needs new ideas and new institutions and perhaps a clean break from the old ways. Local council as we have in the country is not the most effective solution to our problems with a parallel line-up of ‘katheebs’ the opposition will want to keep in office, but advocating against a benefit to an island community is political suicide. So it will be a top-heavy federal type of government with local administration coming from party offices in Male’, that controls the councils which is definitely a negative development.
However we hope against hope that local councils do actually work and becomes useful to the people and the country.