Mohammed bin Rashid honors winners of Dubai Government Excellence Program Awards

April 2, 2018  
Dubai, April 2nd 2018:Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today said that the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has been a key driver for enhancing services and improving policies in Dubai Government over the past 21 years. Over the years, Dubai has set an example for service excellence for countries in the region and beyond.

“Since its launch 21 years ago, DGEP has become a synonym for excellence, accomplishment and quality,” His Highness said. He also said that the DGEP has contributed to developing a culture of excellence across the GCC and the Arab region, and making Dubai a byword for service quality.

His Highness’ remarks came as he honoured the winners of the 21st edition of DGEP at a ceremony held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Deputy Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum were present at the award ceremony. Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum; Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also attended the award ceremony, apart from a number of senior Dubai government officials.

His Highness thanked all employees of Dubai Government and expressed his appreciation for their efforts to achieve excellence. He said more new ideas need to be generated to ensure we make another leap in service quality in the next phase of Dubai’s growth. “Those who were honoured today are our best performers, and everyone should learn from. Their success and commitment to excellence should be a source of inspiration for everyone,” His Highness said. “At the same time, those who have achieved excellence still have a lot more to do, as accomplishment and excellence have no limits. It’s important that those who achieved outstanding excellence share their experiences with their colleagues.

Individual efforts and excellence need to be streamlined to achieve excellence on an organisational level,” His Highness said.

Sheikh Mohammed also said that excellence is a culture in the UAE. “What we have accomplished in terms of development and progress in every sphere of life is the result of our commitment to meet the aspirations of our people.”

Addressing the winners, His Highness said: “You are the pillars of our future. Your innovation and hard work and your commitment to ensure the best for your nation will have a great impact on the future of our country. The UAE and Dubai will always be pioneers in the world and will not settle for anything less than first place,” Sheikh Mohammed added.

HH Sheikh Mohammed honoured the Award winners in various categories. Raghess Omar Abdulla Omar Al Ansari from Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) won the Distinguished New Employee award in the large government entities category. Fatma Darwish Hamza Albashiri from Dubai Land Department won the Distinguished New Employee award in the medium-sized government entities category.

In the Dubai Excellence Medals category, Sara Ali Al Zarooni, Distribution Occurrence Analysis Engineer from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received the Dubai Medal for the Best Field Employee. DEWA won a total six awards at the 21st DGEP Awards, including awards for Dubai Giving, People-of-Determination-Friendly Government Entity, Best Entity in Customer Happiness, and Best Entity in Innovative Administrative Initiative.

Dubai Municipality won the award for the Happiest Work Environment in the large government entities category, while Dubai Statistics Center won the award in the medium-sized government entities category.


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