Cabinet decides on the powers and responsibilities to transfer back to the city councils [LATE]
President's Office December 04, 2018
The Cabinet has decided on the powers and responsibilities to reassign to the City Councils, which have been mandated to the Ministries previously. The Cabinet made this decision following deliberations on the matter at today’s meeting of the Cabinet, and as per the Act on Decentralization of the Administrative Divisions of the Maldives.
At today’s meeting, members agreed that the powers and responsibilities will be transferred back to the City Councils in accordance with agreements made between the City Councils and the relevant Ministries.
The powers and responsibilities to be transferred back under the jurisdiction of the City Councils, as agreed at today’s Cabinet meeting include managing the birth and death registries of the City; gathering and maintaining statistical records as instructed by relevant authorities; maintaining a registry of citizen and non-citizen residing in the City; maintaining a registry of foreigners residing in the City; disposal of waste in a reasonably safe manner; temporarily or permanently open or close roads, parks or public spaces of the City; monitoring whether shops, restaurants, cafés, and public markets of the City comply with the legislation of the Maldives.