The UAE’s Prime Minister has announced a Government restructuring, which will see the Energy and Infrastructure Ministries merged. The merged Ministry will be led by the country’s current Energy Minister. They have been given a year to achieve new targets. The head of Abu Dhabi’s national oil company ADNOC, Sultan al-Jaber, has been appointed Industry and Advanced Technology Minister and Abdullah al-Marri has been appointed Economy Minister.
A Minister of State for Digital Economy, Artificial Intelligence and Teleworking Applications position has been created and Omar Al-Ulama has been appointed to the position.
A new UAE Government Media Office will also be established while the National Media Council and the Federal Youth Authority will be merged into the Culture Ministry. The General Pension and Social Security Authority will be merged with the Community Development Ministry, the National Qualifications Authority will be merged with the Education Ministry and the Insurance Authority will be merged with the Securities and Commodities Authority.
In addition, half of Government service centres will be abolished and converted into digital platforms within two years. Finally, half of federal agencies will be merged with each other or in ministries. The moves follow an announcement of restructuring last month.