x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Khalfan says FNC needs greater powers

By allowing the body to take binding action, he says, citizens will be better represented.

DUBAI // Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim, building on his comments in a recent editorial, said today that the Federal National Council should have more legislative powers.

The Dubai Police Chief told The National that he believed the FNC needed to be stronger, making it a true representation of the people and a bridge between citizens and the Government.

“We need the FNC to discuss all subjects concerning the public and to be able to take action,” he said. “Take education, for example. Why should all the decision power be in the hands of one person, the minister?

"Issues should be raised and debated in a parliamentary fashion and researched before decisions are made, which will be more benificial for the public."