Minister of Fisheries Labels Eid Parade Criticisms as “Constructive”

MV+ News Desk | June 19, 2024
Photo: Kulhudhuffushi City Council

Ahmed Shiyam, the Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Resources, has characterised the criticisms of government policies displayed in Eid parade floats as “constructive criticism”.

The minister was a focal point during the Mashi Maali parade held on Kulhudhuffushi this week, facing satire for the government’s difficulties in compensating fishermen for their catch.

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“Kulhudhuffushi Mashi Maali Parade is always an event that grabs everyone’s attention amid the joyous Eid celebrations,” Shiyam stated in a post on X today. “In my opinion, the parade floats that criticise government policies and remind the government of its promises are messages of constructive criticism.”

This year’s Mashi Maali parade floats highlighted recent fishermen protests in Hulhumale over unpaid bills and high fuel prices, with several messages directed specifically at Shiyam.

One float referenced government promises to install a recreational fishing buoy near Kulhudhuffushi before the end of May.

Another float appeared to remind the government of an apparent pledge to re-open long-line fishing, a practice that created a thriving shark fishing industry in Kulhudhuffushi before being banned in 2010.

The annual Mashi Maali parade, held on the second day of Eid-Al-Adha, is renowned for its satirical take on current affairs.

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