Thousands of Emiratis compete for minister post
More than 4,700 responses have been received for the vacancy of Minister of Youth Affairs in the United Arab Emirates Government, the General Secretariat of the UAE Cabinet said.
It is noted that the applications piled up hours after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, posted the vacancy on social network X (formerly Twitter).
On 24 September, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the government was looking for an “outstanding youth representative – a young man or woman” to whom it would give the ministerial portfolio. The candidate should have an understanding of the problems of the younger generation, should be able to express his or her opinion and follow the government’s activities on issues that concern him or her.
In addition, the future minister should be well aware of the problems of his/her country, understand the real state of society, be proactive, rational, courageous and decisive, as well as passionate enough to serve his/her country.
The UAE’s former Minister of Youth Affairs was Shamma Al Mazroui: she took up the position in 2016 at the age of 22. She now fulfils the role of Minister of Community Development and is actively involved in the preparations for the Cop28 climate summit.
Shamma Al Mazroui believes that the role of Minister will provide an opportunity for young people to take a leading role in shaping the future of the country – both at the government and society levels. People with the appropriate skills and competencies will be able to develop policies that cater to the wants and needs of young people in the UAE.
Source: Gulf News
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