UAE ministries submit strategic plans


Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, said that the call for meeting emanates from Shaikh Mohammed’s keenness to follow up progress of the government strategy launched by him last April to ensure sustainable development and a high quality of life for all UAE nationals.

“Each minister will present his/her ministry’s strategic action plan and the key initiatives and programmes adopted to achieve goals of the government strategy,” Al Gergawi said. The meeting is scheduled to be held in Fujairah later this month.

Al Gergawi said that all the ministries had submitted their strategic plans for 2008-2012, along with their operating models for 2008. Other federal agencies also submitted their operating models for 2008, including proposed strategy implementation plans.

Al Gergawi noted that all ministries and federal agencies complied with the deadline set by Shaikh Mohammed for submitting their plans on June 30. “The development of plans reflects the new approach of the federal government in terms of quick and efficient delivery and enhancing the role of the ministries’ task force teams. Each ministry and federal agency has now a clear and definitive action plan which is consistent with the overall strategy of the government,” he added.

It is widely anticipated that the new strategy, developed in six months through privation of six ministerial teams and a number of officials, will be a turning point in the UAE government performance as it adopts a new approach to achieve prosperity and to promote the UAE’s regional and international status.

The strategy has been developed in line with the vision of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Shaikh Mohammed and the endeavours of the UAE’s leadership to implement best practices and to achieve sustainable development.

The UAE government strategy follows a number of general principles, including: maintaining continuous cooperation between federal and local authorities; revitalise the regulatory and policy making role of the ministries and improve decision-making mechanisms; increase the efficiency of governmental bodies and upgrading the level of services based on customer needs.

The strategy also seeks to develop civil service regulations and human resources, focusing on competence, effective Emiratisation and leadership training, empower ministries to manage their activities in line with public and joint policies and to review and upgrade legislations and regulations.

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