A portal dedicated to facilitating open communication and inclusivity will soon be launched on the official website of the President’s Office, President Mohamed Muizzu has announced. This innovative platform will serve as a conduit for direct communication between the citizens and the President, providing a space for them to articulate their grievances, ideas, and aspirations.

The announcement was made during Muizzu’s keynote address at the ‘Kangathi Awards 2023’ ceremony, organised by the Local Government Authority (LGA). “Every Maldivian citizen can question me, share their concerns, ideas, and aspirations directly with me. We have commenced work to establish the portal,” stated President Muizzu, emphasising his commitment to ensuring governmental transparency. The activation date for the new portal is yet to be announced.

Reflecting on his tenure as mayor, Muizzu highlighted the efficacy of a similar portal established by the Malé City Council. This platform enabled him to stay informed about public concerns and promptly address the issues facing the city’s residents, he added.

In his address, Muizzu reiterated his unwavering commitment to the people, expressing his deep regard for all citizens. He underscored the principle of equality, vowing not to discriminate against citizens based on their political affiliations, gender, lineage, island, or region.

In further demonstrating his dedication to public engagement, Muizzu pledged to visit all the inhabited islands in the country. Additionally, government delegations will commence visits to the islands in the coming weekend to assess the condition of the people, he said. This initiative underscores the President’s commitment to fostering an open, inclusive, and equal society and his dedication to addressing the needs and concerns of the people, according to a statement released by the President’s Office.

The previous administration, led by former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, had a similar portal on the President’s Office website. However, this platform served a different purpose, functioning as a whistleblower portal as part of the Solih administration’s “zero tolerance” anti-corruption campaign, where the public could anonymously submit corruption complaints and documents.