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ACC orders Dhihdhoo Council to halt flat distribution

Mariyam Malsa
11 June 2019, MVT 15:50
Social housing flats in Dhidhoo, Haa Alif Atoll. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
11 June 2019, MVT 15:50

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), on Monday, ordered island council of Dhidhoo, Haa Alif Atoll to halt distribution of social housing units as per the list released the previous day.

According to a spokesperson from ACC, the order to halt is effective until the conclusion of an investigation launched over a complaint submitted to the commission.

The previous administration had already distributed 135 flats and allocated 110 of the total 250 flats which were developed during the presidency of Mohamed Nasheed. However, the current government nullified the list.

Dhidhoo council has opened submissions for complaints regarding the temporary flat allocation list. The list in question excludes people who were previously granted flats in favour of individuals who were not allocated units during the previous government.

While a total of 389 people applied for the scheme, several have expressed criticisms that flat allocation was unfair following the release of Dhidhoo Council's temporary list.

The residents of Dhidhoo also claim that there was corruption involved in flat allocation during the administration of former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Several of the flats are currently occupied.

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