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Mohammed bin Rashid: The Government of Dubai Takes Steady Strides towards Achieving its Higher Objectives

​Image :His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid during DGEP cermony

​Image :His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid during DGEP cermony

Mohammed bin Rashid: The Government of Dubai Takes Steady Strides towards Achieving its Higher Objectives

His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, together with his Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in the presence of His Highness Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, honored the outstanding entities, individuals and work teams that won the awards of the Dubai Government Excellence Program in its 19th edition.

The ceremony kicked off this morning at Dubai World Trade Center with the national anthem, then His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, sponsor of the ceremony and sponsor of excellence, went to the podium, with His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum by his side, where His Highness honored the winner of the New Distinguished Government Employee category, which was won by Mohammed Yousef Al-Marri, from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, then the New Distinguished Government Female Employee Award, which was won by Naima Saeed Al Nuaimi from Dubai Customs, and also the Distinguished Professional Employee award, which was won by Hamda Mohammed Ahli from the Public Prosecutor's Office.

Among the honored also was the Distinguished Field Employee, the award of which was won by Ahmed Abdullah from Dubai Customs and the distinguished female employee at the Technology and Engineering Sector which was won by Mariam Khamis Salmeen form Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Also, The Distinguished Administration Employee was won by Faisal Yacoub Al-Baloushi from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs. In the Administrative Excellence category, Tourism and Commerce Marketing won for their project 'Electronic Permits Portal" and the Distinguished Technical Project award was won by Roads and Transport Authority, while the Joint Government Project Award was won by the Mobile Eye Clinic at Dubai Health Authority, Roads and Transport Authority and Noor Dubai Foundation.

The Joint Task Force category award was won by the knights of Enwan Hotel, affiliated with the General Directorate for Civil Defense in Dubai. The Corporate Excellence and Disabled-Friendly Government Entity award was won by Dubai Police Force, while the Financially Outstanding Government Entity Award was won by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The Happiness Index Best Result Award was won by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Dubai Statistics Center won the award of the government entity that contributed most to the happiness of its employees.

As regards the government entity that excelled in smart transformation, it was won by Dubai Police Force, while Dubai Electricity and Water Authority won the award of the government entity that excels in government communications. Moreover, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services won the award of best entity sponsoring creativity as part of Ibdaa Initiative launched by His Highness UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

As regards the Innovative Idea Award, which is part of the initiative, it was won by Dubai Municipality. The best Smart Separation System Award was won by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, while Dubai Customs won the Smart Customs Inspection Award. Moreover, Dubai Innovation Index Award was won by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Default Gateway Award was won by the Roads and Transport Authority.

As regards the newly introduced category of Innovative Leader Award, it was won by Abulkarim Suliman Rostom from the General Directorate of Civil Defense, while the Creative Employee Award went to Salem Mohammed from the General Directory of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Rashid Hamdan from Dubai Police Force and Ameer Yassin from the Roads and Transport Authority.

Meanwhile, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, which topped the list as regards the number of awards, won the Large Outstanding Government Entities Award, while Dubai Customs snatched the Medium Outstanding Government Entities Award and Dubai Corporation for Aviation Engineering Projects won the award of the government entity that achieved the most improvement in government performance.

Towards the end of this grand ceremony, which was attended by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai and a number of presidents of local institutions and government departments, as well as a huge number of employees of the Government of Dubai who filled the celbration hall, His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, honored the unidentified soldiers of those employees who work in a number of government entities silently and loyally from behind the scenes.

Then, the Dubai Government Excellence Program work team shook hands with His Highness, sponsor of the ceremony and creativity, and took pictures with him.

His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – in a short speech - commended the efforts of the Program's work team and  congratulated the winning entities, work teams and individuals, considering the excellence and creativity journey, in which the Dubai Government Departments have been achieving big strides for 19 years, is the journey of the UAE in general, the governments of which take the same path, with a steady pace, to fulfill the higher national objectives, in the forefront of which is to make people happy and provide them with the most outstanding services in ministries, entities and federal and local Government Departments.

His Highness addressed the high officials of the departments of the Government of Dubai, saying, "I see that some officials have slacked this year and did not achieve any positive results at the level of State competition, thinking they have already reached the pinnacle, so they stopped being persevere and developing their work. This is a wrong conception and as of today – till the 20th edition of Dubai Government Excellence Program, they have to work hard to implement the fourth generation system of government excellence in the federal government". His Highness directed the Program's General Coordinator to take the necessary operational steps to implement His Highness's order.

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