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UAE announces new federal government cabinet

UAE announces new federal government cabinet

The government will follow a new strategic approach outlined by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Abu Dhabi UAE government

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved a new federal government cabinet.

The new cabinet was announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini has been appointed Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi as Minister of Justice and Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar as Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Meanwhile Mariam Almheiri has been appointed Minister of Climate Change and Environment and will also continue overseeing the Food and Water Security file, and Abdullah Muhair Al Ketbi has been appointed Minister of Federal Supreme Council Affairs.

Sheikh Mohammed said that the new cabinet was announced following discussions with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Prime Minister also announced a new government strategic approach to lay the foundations of the work the country intends to execute over the next 50 years.

“The new government will follow the strategic approach we launched today and the priorities laid by the UAE President in the ‘Principles of the 50’ to adapt to the ever-evolving trends of today’s world and achieve the objectives of the next phase of our development journey,” said Sheikh Mohammed, according to state-run news agency WAM.

The new government strategic approach includes fives pillars:
The government’s work will be led by major transformative projects and not just long-term strategic plans.

The next cycles of change will be flexible and rapid (between six months to two years), unlike the previous strategic cycles which used to last five- to 10-years.

Priorities for sectors will be determined and followed by identifying clear transformative projects. Ministerial teams will be created to implement these projects and there will be reliance on national talent.

There will be a shift from individual responsibility of ministries to shared responsibility among the field teams. Under the supervision of the cabinet, performance contracts will be signed with these teams to implement projects.

There will be incentives and promotions based on performances of the field teams and their ability to implement the projects set by the cabinet.

“The new UAE government strategic approach will spearhead our efforts in accelerating development, setting priorities and adopting projects and budgets. We ask all federal entities to use this approach as their reference moving forward,” added Sheikh Mohammed.

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