Abu Dhabi has become 'an international beacon for humanity', attendees hear
Fifth Abu Dhabi Government awards reward improvement and excellence
The fifth Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance was held on Wednesday at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, said the award reflected the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Government to improve the level of its institutional performance and the work of local government authorities, Wam reported.
"The Abu Dhabi Government’s directives highlight its clear strategic vision and development aspirations, which can only be achieved through excellence, in light of the support of the wise leadership for government authorities in Abu Dhabi," he said.
Sheikh Hazza stressed that the award has become a leading government excellence award and has adopted evaluation standards according to the best international practices.
"The working environment of government authorities in Abu Dhabi is exceptional for being far from routine, and they are in an ongoing race to improve their performance and develop their services according to the strategic visions that aim to improve and facilitate government services and procedures and keep pace with the latest developments," he said.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed, Chairman of the Board of the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon, deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Airports Company, along with members of the Executive Council and its leadership.
DrAhmed Al Mazrouei, Secretary-General of the Executive Council, called the capital a “beacon for humanity” during a speech. He also said that Abu Dhabi’s overall development and solid foundations were established by Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father.
"What Abu Dhabi has achieved in terms of developmental, social and cultural accomplishments has become a modern success story and a source of inspiration for government work around the world. It is also the best evidence that Abu Dhabi is a future pioneer, as it was in the past. It has today become an international beacon for humanity and a city that celebrates different cultures.
"We are currently celebrating the Year of Zayed to devote ourselves to serving the nation, its pioneering leadership and loyal people, and we recall the noble heritage of Sheikh Zayed – we remember the chapters of his shining history."