Kulhudhufushi got the happy news to be named as a city after the announcement of a city council will be elected in the upcoming council elections.
The population of Kulhudhufushi has reached 10000 throughout the years and the law says, if the population reaches this amount, the island can be named as a city. This was also a promise by the current government.
Even though this was the case, for the upcoming local council election, it was at first believed that the island was gonna get a councilor but the people tried to protest to this decision. Later on, the government decided to go with a new plan and grant the island as a city.
Even though an official statement has not been announced by the government, current Kulhudhufushi councils president Abdul Latheef states that government high officials has stated that a city council will be elected for the upcoming council elections thus, confirming the news.