On Sunday, Parliament’s secretariat declared its decision to allow lawmakers to communicate with their constituents at the Parliament premises.
Parliament Secretary General Fathimath Niusha told local media that if requested, the Secretariat would arrange for MPs to consult with their constituents.
“Parliament made the decision to allow MPs to meet their constituents as part of the efforts to foster closer relations between the lawmakers and their constituents,” Niusha explained.
Every leading Maldivian Democratic Party (MP) legislator opening an office in their constituency remains one of the party’s electoral commitments before its overwhelming victory in this April’s parliamentary elections. Several MDP members, though, are yet to fulfill the promise.
It has always been one of the main complaints of failing to meet with their constituents once the area member is sworn.