President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih officially launched the National Cleaning Exercise, as pledged in his ‘First 100 Days Goals. In this ceremony, president was accompanied by Vice President Faisal Naseem, former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, senior officials of Ministry of Environment and government officials.
The main objective of this program is to create awareness among the public regarding waste and to encourage the public to stop littering.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, President Solih appealed to everyone to contribute to this national campaign and take on their personal responsibility of keeping the Maldives clean. He pointed out that household waste mostly consists of single-use plastic than organic waste, and urged everyone to strive to eliminate single-use plastic from their daily lives.
The cleanup event was held in different islands of Maldives and a total of 775 ton waste was collected in Male’ cleanup event.