The award ceremony, held at Emirates Palace, saw hundreds of government officials, ministers, officers from the UAE Armed Forces and the Abu Dhabi Police.
Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, honoured the top federal entities and employees who received the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance, on Wednesday.
The award ceremony, held at Emirates Palace, saw hundreds of government officials, ministers, officers from the UAE Armed Forces and the Abu Dhabi Police, as well as the nominees, eager to see which federal entities won the prestigious awards.
The fifth Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had a total of 52 government authorities competing for the 12 institutional awards.
A total of 110 employees and 42 director-generals also competed for the 12 Executive Council Chairman Medals. Abu Dhabi Ports received four awards on Wednesday, coming in first with the most number of titles. It also won the grandest institutional award for the ‘Out-standing Entity on Abu Dhabi Government Level.’
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), received three awards – Award for Excellence in Innovation, Award for Excellence in Organisational Enablers, as well as the Award for Excellence in Digital Government.Dr Matar Al Darmaki, CEO of Seha, told Khaleej Times that receiving the awards will encourage entities to work harder and strive for excellence. “We are honoured to win three awards today, as well as the chairman medal. These awards encourage the company to work hard and to move forward, in order to achieve greater goals.”
Dr Al Darmaki pointed out that the awards also encourage the en-tity to increase its customer satisfaction and improve the perfor-mance, both financially and operationally. “I would like to thank the government of Abu Dhabi for their encouragement and giving us the chance to be part of this award,” added the Seha CEO.
The Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre (Adnec), Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD) and the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA), were also among the federal entities who received the institutional awards.
Suhaila Al Munthari, who received the ‘Chairman Executive Council Medal: Distinguished Administrative Employee,’ said winning the award will motivate her to achieve higher goals in her career.
“It is really an honour for me to win this award.”
“The award will allow me to always try to do a better job and fulfill my purpose in my career,” added the 30-year-old, who works in the Department of Culture and Tourism Authority.
Saeed Al Kaabi, the Director of the fifth Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance, explained how the award works as a mechanism to support the culture of institutional excellence.
“These are the key awards in the Abu Dhabi government that honour the high performance entities working towards excellence in leadership in their core business and in their institutional core support area.”
“The awards are critical, because they motivate different government entities towards high performance, which in return, will be reflected on the community and the people of UAE, and in specifically in Abu Dhabi,” he added.