President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has dismissed Tourism Minister Ali Waheed on Thursday.
The termination was confirmed via Twitter by Chief Communication Strategist, Ibrahim Hood.
According to Hood, the termination came after the Minister failed to turn in his resignation as per the President orders on Wednesday. The resignation was ordered over a incident of misconduct within the tourism ministry which was reported by the ministry staff to the president and the ministry of gender, family and social services.
It has also been reported that police are currently investing the received complains of sexual assault against female employees of tourism ministry.
Even though the president office and gender ministry have not commented on the case and have not revealed the nature of the incident.
Currently, The running of tourism minister has been handed over to Economic minister Ahmed Fayyaz.