His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced the new UAE government structure.
His highness started the announcement saying:
Brothers and sisters, after consulting with my brother Mohamed bin Zayed about the new structure of the government who directed to use all the resources to preserve our gains and accelerate the development process in our country, and after the approval of my brother, the President of the UAE, we announce today the new structure of the UAE government.
Canceling 50% of government services centers and converting them to digital platforms within two years, merging about 50% of federal entities with each other or within ministries, create new ministerial and assign executive heads in specialized sectors.
Create a Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology for the development of the industrial sector in the country, while merging the Emirates authority for standard and metrology with it and transferring the minister of Advanced Sciences to be under its umbrella. Sultan Al-Jaber to be appointed as the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology.
Merge the Ministry of Energy with the Ministry of Infrastructure, to become the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure while attaching Zayed Housing Program and the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport to the new ministry. Suhail Al Mazroui is appointed as its minister.
The appointment of 3 ministers within the Ministry of Economy, Abdullah bin Touk Al-Marri, Minister of Economy, along with Ahmed Belhoul, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises and Thani al zeyoudi, Minister of Foreign Trade. Our national economy is an absolute strategic priority.
Merging the National Media Council and the Federal Youth Foundation with the Ministry of Culture to be the Ministry of Culture and Youth. The ministry shall include two ministers, Shamma Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth and Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth. The Emirates News Agency to be under the Presidential Affairs.
The Federal Electricity and Water Authority, Emirates Post Group, Emirates General Transport and services Corporation and Emirates Real Estate Corporation to join the Emirates Investment Authority which shall prepare a new government investment strategy for the next stage.
Transferring the file of quality of life and happiness to the Ministry of Community Development and attaching the Federal Authority for Human Resources to the Office of the Prime Minister. Ohood Al-Roumi to be appointed as the Minister of State for Government and Future Development who shall oversee the authority and all future government developments.
Merging the National Qualifications Authority with the Ministry of Education, and merging the Insurance Authority with the Securities and Commodities Authority under the chairmanship of the Minister of Economy. Sultan Al Jaber to be appointed as the President of the Emirates Development Bank for further developmental role.
Create the post of Minister of State for Digital Economy, Artificial Intelligence and Remote Work applications, Omar Al-Ulama to be responsible for this file. The future work environment in medicine, education and trade will change greatly and we seek to be at the forefront of these changes and to be the global role model.
The appointment of Hamad Al-Mansoori as head of the digital government in the UAE, the goal is one digital window for the government with a comprehensive and complete digital transformation. The recent changes have proven that digital government is an indispensable strategic choice, and economic security for business continuity under any circumstances.
The file of food security will remain a priority through two ministers, the Minister of State for Food and Water Security to follow up on our national food stock and invest in food technology and international relations in this field, and the Minister of Environment in supporting farmers and developing our fish and animal wealth.
The appointment of Mohammed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti as head of cyber security in the UAE government, as the security of our digital government is an essential part of our comprehensive national security, and the protection of our digital national borders is an integral part of protecting our entire country.
Huda Al-Hashemi to be appointed as the head of the UAE government strategy and innovation, she had been part of my team for more than 10 years and she is highly trusted. The appointment of Mohammed Bin Talia as head of government services to lead the federal service system to be among the best in the world.
Maryam Al Hammadi to be appointed as the cabinet Secretary-General and Mohammed Sultan Al-Obaidli as Head of Legal Affairs in the UAE government. Ahmed Majed Al-Badawi to be assigned as an Assistant Secretary-General. They have a mission to develop the General Secretariat of the UAE cabinet, and I highly trust them.
Merging the General Authority for Pensions and Social Security within the Ministry of Community Development and form a sector within the Ministry to provide modern services for retirees. Establishing the National Social Security Fund to manage security funds under the supervision of Obaid Al Tayer and under the umbrella of the Emirates Investment Authority.
Abdullah belhaif Al-Nuaimi is appointed as the Minister of Climate Change and Environment and the appointment of Sarah Al-Amiri as the President of the Emirates Space Agency. Sarah has led the scientific mission of the Mars probe efficiently, we wish her success in her new assignments which will start from the beginning of August.
Establishment of the UAE government media office, affiliated with the UAE cabinet to oversee the internal and external media communication, while the Public Diplomacy Office, the Government Communication Office and the Media Identity Office to be attached to it. Saeed Al-Attar to chair the office.
Ahmed Jumaa Al-Zaabi to be appointed as the Minister of Supreme Council Affairs, and His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak as the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence. Maryam Al-Muhairi, the Minister of State for Food and Water Security to be attached to the Presidential Affairs.
The new government have one year to achieve the new priorities, while the continuous changes will remain the motto of the next stage until we reach to the best government model that keeps pace with the new era, and achieve the aspirations of the UAE people during the next stage.