Sheikh Mansour warns firms against manipulating Emiratisation stats

Sheikh Mansoor has chaired the first meeting of the Follow-up Committee
Sheikh Mansour warns firms against manipulating Emiratisation stats
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan called on "a new way of thinking" as well as a "new vision" when it comes to implementing Emiratisation.
By Gavin Gibbon
Wed 11 Sep 2019 10:08 AM

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has warned institutions that manipulate the statistics for Emiratisation that they are “jeopardising the country’s security and stability”.

As he chaired the first meeting of the Follow-up Committee for the ‘Letter of the New Season’ - a six-pointer open letter penned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, he called on "a new way of thinking" as well as a "new vision" when it comes to implementing Emiratisation.

The hiring of UAE nationals has risen over the past few months, with increased demand from both private and public sector organisations, according to a report from global recruitment firm Hays.

However, official statistics show that as recently as last year, just 0.5 percent of the private sector workforce was made up of Emiratis, compared to 60 percent of the public sector.

The agenda of the committee's first meeting included its working plan for its first 100 days, the adoption of its key drivers, the formation of sub-committees and the identification of their objectives and tasks.

Regarding the message’s economic vision, Sheikh Mansoor said: "We need to know the status of key development projects in the country over the next decade, and I am against the repetition of projects."

The committee's tasks include drafting the legal and procedural frameworks required for implementing the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, forming its sub-committees and drafting the first 100-day plan that will be submitted it to the UAE Cabinet.

It also aims to develop plans, programmes and initiatives that will support the implementation of the letter, supervise its sub-committees and monitor their performance, and submit performance reports on its work to the cabinet.

Four key work pillars have been identified, which are fieldwork and communicating the people, the media, Emiratisation, and new future development ideas.

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