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Mohammed Bin Rashid examines results of federal performance and governance during 2008

Mar 23, 2009 - 08:08 -

WAM Dubai, Mar 23rd, 2009 (WAM): Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum examined today the results of the performance and governance of various ministries and federal authorities during 2008 and appraised them against the benchmarks set forth in the federal strategy of governance.

Meeting with the team of experts at the Prime Minister's office here, Sheikh Mohammed also discussed the standards adopted for the evaluation of the performance of ministries and federal institutions, as well as the results achieved by them during last year.

The Ministry of Public Works topped the rank in performance in the category of ministries and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme was adjudged to be the first among federal authorities in performance and governance.

Sheikh Mohammed expressed dissatisfaction over the joint performance in certain areas, as the pointers indicated that the Emiritisation level did not exceed 54 per cent in ministries and 25 percent in federal authorities.

He ordered the team to prepare a study explaining the factors and reasons which led to this deficit and to present recommendations for successful solutions.

At the meeting, which was attended by Minister of Cabinet Affairs HE Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Sheikh Mohammed also expressed his displeasure about the rate of training hours spent for federal employees as the average number didn't exceed six hours.

This rate is insufficient and not convincing, as the training is of paramount importance in building the personality of an employee as well his capability and expertise; Sheikh Mohammed stressed.

He also noted that the leadership and the government consider the factor of training with ultimate seriousness, and so it leaves no way for negligence and shortcomings in the implementation of training programmes, which enormously contribute to the process of human development and building of a capable national cadre.

He also underscored the need for creating an environment of institutional culture with the aim of preparing employees for innovation, love of work and dedication.

On another level, Sheikh Mohammed also watched the working of the e-system developed to track the performance of various ministries and federal entities.

WAM/AB