Addressing the people of Hen’badhoo of Noonu Atoll on Thursday, President Dr Mohamed Waheed announced that a supplementary budget would be presented to the People’s Majlis mid this year.
He said it would not be possible to focus on mega infrastructure projects without providing basic services to the people.
“We need to protect the people’s health. Health Centres should function more efficiently. Children need education. There is no point in constructing harbours without providing these services. And without proper health care for our children, there is really no need to build airports”, said the President.
Continuing in this regard, the President it was important to priorities our needs and that necessary changes would be brought to the supplementary budget.
Highlighting the country’s economic situation, which he described as “not so bad”, the President said the tourism and fisheries sector had improved in 2012.