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President Yameen makes shuffle across three ministries

Fathmath Shaahunaz
29 May 2018, MVT 11:36
L-R: Ahmed Hafiz, the new state minister of Sports, Abdul Muhsin Hameed, the new deputy minister of Housing, and Hassan Rasheed, the new state minister of Health. PHOTO/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Fathmath Shaahunaz
29 May 2018, MVT 11:36

President Abdulla Yameen on Monday made a shuffle across three ministries, appointing a new deputy and two state ministers.

According to the President's Office, the new political appointments are:

- Abdul Muhsin Hameed as Deputy Minister to the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure

- Ahmed Hafiz as Minister of State to the Ministry of Youth and Sports

- Hassan Rasheed as Minister of State to the Ministry of Health

Previously, Muhsin was the deputy minister at the sports ministry, Hafiz served as deputy minister at the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, and Rasheed was the state minister at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.

The President's Office has been making changes to the government's political posts recently. Earlier the president had shifted Naaif Shaukath from deputy sports minister to deputy housing minister, while former state housing minister Hussain Waheed was appointed as state sports minister.

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