Gasim vows to make the defence force more mature, capable than ever
Leader of the Jumhooree Party, Gasim Ibrahim has vowed to make the defence force more mature and capable than ever.
Gasim Ibrahim stated this in his speech at the Jumhooree Party rally held at Baa Atoll Eydhafushi. He said that his government will establish an air fleet and a sea fleet and will establish different centres of the defence force. He said that his government will also establish a place for the MNDF personnel to spend their vacation.
Gasim said that the MNDF will be equippted with at least two helicopters, two aeroplanes and four sea vessels. He said that an airport will be developed specially for the defence force in his government.
In addition to this, Gasim said that he knows how to generate an income for this process of modernization of the defence force
During his speech, the leader of the Jumhooree Party also vowed to develop MNDF and establish a modern defence network in the Maldives.
Additionally, Gasim noted that the Maldivian Defence force has accomplished many successes even with the limited resources and many challenges. He said that the defence force faces lots of diffuclties in rendering services to the people because of the limited resources.
Gasim said that this is not something that he decided now but he has initiated work for this during his tenure at the Finace Minister. However he had to resign before implementing it and he promised to continue it in the Jumhooree Party government.