The deputy leader of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has questioned on the future of Kulhudhuffushi City.
Ahmed Shiyam, the deputy president of PPM, feared the livelihood or living standards of the Kulhudhuffushi locals possibly hitting a decline.
A few of PPM dignitaries had attended the special function arranged to appoint new jurisdicts to the newly announced City.
While speaking to Kulhudhuffushi Online, Shiyam in a criticizing manner said 'stamping' the status of a city on an island will not be sufficient.
Furthermore, Shiyam went on to add the previous administration led by the now jailed Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom aimed to grant the status of a city to Kulhudhuffushi paralleling the developments.
According to the deputy leader of PPM, the former president's vision for a 'Kulhudhuffushi City' was not a 'namesake' process.
Regarded as the northern hub, Kulhudhuffushi was officially given city status in 31 December 2019.
The previous act mandated any island with a population count of 25,000 and above will be given city status. However, following the amendment the population requirement was dropped to 10,000.
Kulhudhuffushi City received it's city status following the achievement of the population criteria, exceeding 10,000 in 13 November 2019.