President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday appointed Ahmed Mujahid as Deputy Minister of Economic Development, effective from July 11 onwards.
The President's Office confirmed that Mujahid, who served as the former principal of Imaduddin School, was appointed to the post.
He was previously a part-time presenter at state-run channel Television Maldives, and is a graduate of Malaysia’s Open University where he completed a Masters in Education. His credentials further include being the lead teacher and deputy principal at Iskandhar School. Mujahid was also a lecturer at the Maldives National University.
There are four Deputy Ministers of Economic Development in addition to Mujahid's appointment.
The Deputy Ministers are paid a total of MVR 30,500 per month, consisting of a salary of MVR 18,000 and MVR 12,500 in allowance.