Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Authority for community development

Authority for community development
(Wam)8 July 2008

DUBAI — His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, a local law establishing Dubai Community Development Authority (DCDA) as a government entity mandated with enhancing social development and national identity, as well as strengthening citizens and residents’ role in social life.

Shaikh Mohammed also issued a decree appointing Dr Mariam Mohammed Matar as Director-General of the DCDA.

According to the law, the DCDA shall be in-charge of regulating community development in the emirate of Dubai and overseeing provision of social services with the aim of establishing an integral and efficient social development system in the emirate.

The DCDA will combine under its umbrella a number of service-oriented entities.

It will also cooperate with the Ministry of Social Affairs. The Secretary-General of Dubai Executive Council, Ahmed bin Bayat, said the establishment of the DCDA was consistent with Dubai leadership’s approach to further strengthening social bonds in the emirate which has hundreds of nationalities living together in great harmony. —

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