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President and Vice President disclose their financial statements as pledged

President and Vice President disclose their financial statements as pledged


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This voluntary anti-corruption initiative is the first of its kind from a Maldivian administration.

In keeping with the Government of Maldives’ commitment to eliminate corruption, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Vice President Faisal Naseem and the entire Cabinet have publicly declared their assets and income today. The declaration is part of President Solih’s pledge to root out corruption and usher in an era of good governance.

The pledge states that the administration will disclose and regularly review financial statements of all senior political appointees at all ministries, state institutions, and state companies. In this regard, all cabinet ministers and executives appointed at the President’s Office have now publicised their financial statements as well. The statements are published on the President's Office website pages "The Cabinet" and "Senior Officials at The President's Office".

President Solih’s electoral pledge is reflected in the administration’s efforts to strengthen state institutions through a commitment to value-driven public service including accountability and transparency of both processes and individuals appointed to senior state posts. This is the first time an administration has voluntarily disclosed the assets and income of its members in Maldivian history. As highlighted by the President on several occasions, the government accords the highest priority to delivering good governance and eradicating corruption that hinders national development and prevents Maldivians from enjoying their rightful due.

In the upcoming days, the President’s Office will continue to publish the financials statements of all senior political appointees at all ministries, state institutions, and state companies. These statements will be revised annually.

The administration is collaborating closely with the respective institutions and NGOs in fulfilling this important pledge and fighting against corruption.