Published on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Maldives Customs Service today celebrates its 127th Anniversary. The
celebration began with a special flag hoisting ceremony held this morning in
front of Customs Building. The Chief Guest of the Ceremony Minister of Home
Affairs Honorable Azleen Ahmed hoisted the National Flag, while Commissioner
General of Customs Mr. Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed hoisted the Customs Flag.
Speaking at the ceremony Minister Azleen Ahmed highlighted that Customs is an institution with a long history and that as gatekeepers of the nation customs provide a very important service to the nation in terms of border protection and trade facilitation. He also highlighted that the success and strength of key institutions such as these lies in the commitment and loyalty of its employees. In this regard he thanked the officers of the past and present for their commendable service in bringing the organization to where it is today. He extended his heartfelt greetings and felicitations of the occasion to the President of the Maldives Honorable Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Customs staff of the past, present and their families, and to every member of the public who receives the services of Customs.
Addressing to the staff, Commissioner General highlighted on the milestones the organisation has achieved over the years and appreciated the work ethics, honesty and integrity of the staff which has led to this day.
A special prayer for the occasion was also said in the ceremony. The payer was led by ah’ Shaikh Yoosuf Hussain. Apart from the Head Office, the Flag Hoisting Ceremony was held at Customs offices established at various parts of the country.