HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan: HH the President instructs the ‘Government Excellence Award’ to be renamed the ‘Mohammed bin Rashid Excellence Award’

15/05/2014

In a speech delivered on his behalf by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has stated that the UAE’s future will be ever brighter and its constant striving for excellence will continue.  This will be due both to the will of God and to the loyal men and women who devote their lives to serving this country.  

HH the President of the UAE has expressed his complete trust in HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in the field of government leadership and his role in developing government work.  

Reiterating HH the President’s confidence in HH the Vice President, HH Sheikh Mansour said, “Our confidence in Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, his government of ministers and officials is immense, it is constantly renewed and gets stronger daily and with every achievement.  ... Ours is now one of the leading governments, our people are amongst the happiest in the world and our school of leadership and management has become a standard for best practices”.  

HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed directed that the ‘Government Excellence Award’ be renamed as the ‘Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award’ as a tribute to the outstanding role played by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in guiding the government’s work.  In his speech, HH the President said, “We offer all our appreciation to Mohammed bin Rashid for what he has done, and what he continues to do, to serve our country.  Excellence is attributed to him and grows due to him.”  

“We welcome this occasion to honour distinguished and talented Emirati citizens for their achievements.  I thank those who exert efforts in the service and development of the country,” he added.  

The change of name was announced yesterday during the ceremony held at the Emirates Palace to honour the winners of the Award’s third edition.  The event was attended by a number of Sheikhs, Their Excellencies the Ministers and the country’s senior military and civil officials, along with a host of guests, invitees and over 1200 government officials representing federal and local agencies.  
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