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RAK Ruler honors winners of Government Excellence Award April 27,2019

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, yesterday honored the winners of the 13th Government Excellence Award. The award was launched by the Saqr Government Excellence Programme to promote the culture of excellence and innovation in the administrative work of the Ras Al Khaimah Government.

In his speech, H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: "Excellence and innovation in the administrative work involve the use of a comprehensive working system and is required by our government to create an appropriate working environment, according to the highest international standards of quality. Based on sustainable competitiveness as a scientific approach, we aspire leadership across all fields, as we encourage a competitive environment for our entities and people.”

His Highness added: "Our true wealth is our youth who can make a positive impact and apply the concept of excellent government performance in their work environment, as well as encourage innovation and utilize advanced technology to improve government services, away from bureaucracy. It is important to prepare the second and the third lines of our young leaders to work in our government institutions in the future and inspire their brothers and sisters across all government sectors.”

His Highness then continued: "Over 13 years, the Saqr Programme for Government Excellence has prepared future local government leaders, who are now managing our government authorities, efficiently and competently. Ras Al Khaimah has adopted the culture of excellence and innovation in its administrative work, enabling it to occupy the first position globally in a report by the World Bank on the ease of doing business, as well as the first internationally in terms of ownership registration procedures. This will only encourage us to double our efforts in order to maintain our achievements and contribute to the prestigious status of the UAE, both regionally and internationally.” Sheikh Saud honored the winners of the award’s various categories, in the presence of Dr. Mohammed Abdul Latif Khalifa, Secretary-General of the Executive Council and Director-General of the Saqr Programme for Government Excellence. Out of 270 individual candidates and 18 government institutions,104 people and institutions won across different categories that included the Excellent Manager, the Excellent Professional, The Excellent Administrative, the Career Excellence and the Excellent Administrative Unit.
His Highness also honored the Public Services Department for winning the Excellent Government Entity for Administrative Improvement.

Several institutions and committees received special recognition for their distinguished achievements in 2018. The ceremony, which was held at the RAK Cultural Centre, highlighted the achievements of the Saqr Government Excellence Programme in 2018. Managers and Directors of different public and private entities, RAK Government staff, directors of Federal institution in the Emirate and a host of VIPs attended the event.