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Dubai ruler orders second shake-up of municipality senior officials

Sheikh Mohammed's order sees retirement of eight senior managers, promotion of nine others

Dubai ruler orders second shake-up of municipality senior officials
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered a second shake-up of senior executives working for Dubai Municipality.

Sheikh Mohammed, also Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has ordered a number of management changes including the promotion of four senior staff to the position of assistant director general, five to the position of head of department, and the retirement of eight others.

The move is part of the Municipality’s continuous development efforts and its aim to provide greater opportunities for the younger generation to contribute to the enhancement of various vital sectors in Dubai, news agency WAM reported.

Last month, Sheikh Mohammed ordered immediate management changes which include the retirement of nine members of Dubai Municipality's executive team.

According to WAM, Daoud Al Hajri has been promoted to the position of assistant director-general for engineering and planning, Khalid Al Sharif as assistant director-general for Health, Safety and Environment control, Taleb Jalfaar as assistant director general for environmental services and public health, and Ahmed Abdulkarim as assistant director-general for the general support sector.

It added that Layali Al Mulla has been promoted to the position of head of Building Department, Nagib Mohammed Saleh to head of Planning Department, Fahd Ahmed Al-Awadi to head of Drainage and Irrigation Department, Eman Al-Bastaki to head of Food Safety Department and Abdullah Khalfan to interim manager for Legal Affairs Department.

The administrative changes also included the retirement of eight employees, including Khalifa Hareb, manager of Assets Management Department, Rashad Bukhash, executive director of Architectural Heritage Department, Hawa Bastaki, executive director of Dubai Central Laboratory, Humaid Al Marri, manager of Transportation Department, AbdulHakim Malik, head of Geographic Information Systems department, Ismail Albanna, head of Recreational Amenities, Khalil Hussein, head of Department, and Mohammed Al-Nouri, specialist.

Sheikh Mohammed expressed his gratitude to the retiring officials for their efforts and services, and wished them the best for the future.

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