Combating coronavirus: UAE ministries may be merged, authorities changed, says Sheikh Mohammed

 

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Dubai - This came as a three-day virtual government meeting to prepare for a post-Covid-19 future ended.

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Published: Wed 13 May 2020, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 15 May 2020, 9:38 AM

The UAE will review the size of its government and introduce changes to make it more flexible, the country's Vice-President has said. He hinted at merging ministries and changing authorities as part of the country's post-Covid-19 strategy.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said the country needs a "more agile, flexible and speedy government".
"We need a flexible government to deal with the changes and new national priorities. The world will not be the same after Covid-19," he tweeted.
This came as a three-day virtual government meeting to prepare for a post-Covid-19 future ended. The meeting brought together over 100 ministers, government officials, economists and experts who brainstormed the future of six major sectors: Health, education, economy, food security, society and government.
Sheikh Mohammed had earlier said that new teams are required to "work faster, more thoroughly and more responsively".
"Preparing for post-Covid-19 is preparing for a new future that no one predicted a few months ago."
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