Housing minister Dr. Mohamed Muizzu says the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has permitted issuing the land plots in Hulhumale’.
Minister Muizzu said when the ministry announced the sale of 400 land plots from Hulhumale’, ACC had previously ordered to halt issuing land due to some complaints submitted to the commission. Since, ACC completed their investigation and permitted the ministry to continue issuing land plots, forms will be issued to and accepted by the ministry from Tuesday 4:00 p.m. onwards.
ACC halted the land sale when some accused them of influencing which recipients will receive the scheme.
Minister said they have brought changes to the schedule since ACC halted the project and as such, forms will be accepted till next Sunday.
Minister Muizz reiterated that the 400 plots of land are being issued to solve the lack of housing in the capital city. Applicants must be married, at least 18 years of age, and registered residents of Malé who would not inherit a plot larger than 600-square feet.
Minister said all submitted forms will be evaluated before being entered into the draw. The draw take place at Dharubaaruge and the event will be broadcast live, minister said.
The 400 plots of land of land are being sold at MVR 400 per square feet, totalling MVR 400,000. MVR 25,000 has to be paid as down payment, while the rest of the payment can be made within a 10-year time frame. All the financial transactions will be carried out by Housing Development Corporation (HDC), the housing ministry said.