No politically motivated dismissals: Spokesperson

No politically motivated dismissals: Spokesperson

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's Spokesperson Ibrahim Hood on Monday denied that the state had unfairly dismissed any individuals or threatened their jobs as claimed by opposition People's National Congress (PNC).

The opposition party recently publicized a press release asserting that the government was dismissing or relocating people without any discernible 'policy or guideline'. PNC also claimed that people who had particular political beliefs were being threatened with dismissal.

In response, Hood asserted that the government had not enacted any policy to cut down the number of employees and guaranteed that no politically motivated dismissals were made.

With regard to PNC's allegations of dismissals within state-owned enterprises, Hood stated that any dismissal in these bodies were decided upon by their respective managements and that the administration did not influence these in any way.

PNC's accusations came after the discharge of several employees of Fenaka Corporation, a state-run utility firm, which recently surfaced.

The current government came to power with the pledge that all individuals, regardless of political beliefs or party allegiance, could work safely.

During the presidency of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the then political opposition had frequently voiced complaints of politically motivated dismissals and transfers.