President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appealed for the support and cooperation of the Maldivian public in resolving the national crisis, brought on by the fire that broke out at the Maldives Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC). The President made this appeal, while speaking at a press conference held this evening at the President’s office, regarding the issue.
Speaking at the press conference, President Yameen called on the people to refrain from politicizing the issue. The President also advised the people to avoid wastage of water, and urged the people not to take advantage of the situation for their own personal gain.
Underscoring the efforts of the Government to resolve the crisis, president Yameen expressed contentment with the fact that drinking water has been provided to all residents of Male’. Continuing on, the President highlighted that MWSC was working with technical experts from overseas to repair the panel boards damaged by the fire, and get the water supply running.
Speaking at the press conference, President Yameen expressed his gratitude to the friendly governments of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, America and the Saudi Arabia for their kind assistances provided to the people and the Government of Maldives during this national crisis. The President also conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to the Government institutions, NGO’s, and independent businesses for their support and contribution in alleviating the situation.