Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum © Press Association Images
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum © Press Association Images

UAE government announces radical restructure

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
10 February 2016

The United Arab Emirates plans to outsource most government services under a radical restructuring programme.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, prime minister of the UAE, said the changes presented “the biggest structural changes in the history of the federal government”.

Announcing the changes on Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed said: “We will have a road map to outsource most government services to the private sector.”

The prime minister, who did not give a time frame for the overhaul, said the number of ministries would be reduced.

“We want a government that thinks not only of providing services, but also of building the skills of its people and providing an environment for achievement,” he said.

One of the changes will be the introduction of a minister for happiness, to harmonise government plans, policies and programmes to create a happier society.

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