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Dubai ruler confirms new Municipality appointments after shake-up

Dubai ruler confirms new Municipality appointments after shake-up

The changes follow a surprise inspection by Sheikh Mohammed last month

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered a number of management changes at Dubai Municipality following a surprise inspection last month.

In a clear message to government workers, the Dubai ruler released a video at the end of August showing him walking around empty government departments at 7:30am, the start of the working day.

He later ordered a shakeup of the management at the municipality including the forced retirement of nine senior officials.

Read: Sheikh Mohammed makes surprise visit to Dubai government offices

Eight of these have now been named in management changes confirmed on September 26 by Dubai Media Office. They include:

Assets Management Department manager Khalifa Hareb
Architectural Heritage department executive director Rashad Bukhash
Dubai Central Laboratory executive director Humaid Al Marri
Transportation Department manager Humaid Al Marri
Geographic Information Systems Department head AbdulHakim Malik
Recreational Amenities head Ismail Albanna
Department head Khalil Hussein
Specialist Mohammed Al-Nouri

Under the shakeup four senior staff have been appointed to the position of assistant director general and five to the position of head of department.

Read: Dubai’s ruler retires nine senior officials, orders management shake-up

“The move is part of the municipality’s continuous development efforts and its aim to provide greater opportunities for the younger generation to contribute to the enhancement of various vital sectors in Dubai,” the media office said.

The changes will see Eng Daoud Al Hajri promoted to the position of assistant director general for engineering and planned and Eng Khalid Al-Sharif promoted to assistant director general for health, safety and environment control.

In addition, Taleb Jalfaar is promoted to assistant director general for environmental services and public health and Ahmed Abdulkarim is promoted to assistant director general for the general support sector.

The new department head promotions include:

Eng Layali Al-Mulla to head of Building Department
Eng Nagib Mohammed Saleh to head of Planning Department
Eng Fahd Ahmed Al-Awadi to head of Drainage and Irrigation Department
Eng Eman Al-Bastaki to head of Food Safety Department
Abdullah Khalfan to interim manager for the Legal Affairs Department

“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid expressed his gratitude to the retiring officials for their efforts and services, and wished them the best for the future,” according to the release.

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