Press Release (ePRNews.com) - DUBAI, UAE - Dec 01, 2016 - Earlier this year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced at the World Government Summit that the new cabinet of the United Arab Emirates will include a Minister for the Future, this role was appointed to Minister Mohammad AlGergawi who was previously serving as Minister of Cabinet Affairs.
The appointment of AlGergawi was announced during the biggest government reshuffle wherein new portfolios of ministers were created, such as a Minister for Happiness, Tolerance and Youth among others.
When asked about the reasoning behind combining both portfolios, AlGergawi said “The relationship is quite simple, and frankly, very necessary. A Minister of Cabinet Affairs is usually the cabinet member in charge of overseeing the progress and performance of the government, a minister for the future is mandated with the task of forecasting and foreseeing future opportunities and challenges, and creating a roadmap of overcoming these challenges.”
AlGergawi also added “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum truly reinvented the role of government during this cabinet reshuffle, with the focus on delivering citizen happiness, and announcing a minister for youth from the youth, a talented 22-year-old female, His Highness is setting benchmarks for governments worldwide.”
Reference Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Al_Gergawi
Mohammad Al Gergawi