The amendment to decentralization bill to have as many councils as you want has been ratified. According to this amendment each administrative unit (mistakenly) called an island is also to have their separate councils.I checked the meaning of island from the dictionary and it says
“A land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water”
Hence I do not understand how anyone can call a part or ward of an island such as kulhduhoo, fares, maathoda, hulhudhoo meedhoo, feydhoo, maradhoo, etc separately an island. Two schools, two island offices, two health centers in an island where it only takes maximum 15 minutes to cover by walk- with a combined population barely reaching a thousand or two is really ridiculous. With that comes ‘artificial ‘job creation in the civil and other services where public money is wasted for zero productivity (5 or 6 billion out of 7 billion revenue as salaries) and the result is fat and expensive administration.
We gave up the choice to have a lean administration with minimal costs and save the money to use for productive work that would contribute to better quality of life.
Its a win for the politicians a great loss for the people!