Fujairah Dear to Our Hearts
In his first e-Session with the public the UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, spoke about employment issues relating to Fujairah.
This was the question posed by Sindiya Al Samahi, UAE:
“Your Highness, Sheikh Mohammed: There is a question that has been agonizing me and I hope that your highness would answer it for me. My question is about the years we have spent in achieving university education, our efforts, and the sleepless nights we spent trying to obtain honors degrees: why are the UAE nationals in the northern Emirates, and especially in Fujeirah, not provided with job opportunities?”
Sheikh Mohammed responded:
“First of all, I would like to thank you for your honesty. I do understand the pressure borne by graduates who don’t find jobs upon their graduation. However, my daughter, you need to bear in mind that Fujairah, just like all other areas of the UAE is very dear to our hearts, and is at the center of the attention of His Highness the President, myself, and the Ruler of Fujairah.”
“The issue faced by the fresh graduates in the northern Emirates and the rural areas in the UAE, including yourself, is the imbalance between the number of graduates and the available job openings in their areas of specialization.”
“Another issue is the unwillingness of a major percentage of these graduates, especially females, to work in areas remote from their residence. These issues are not without solutions.”
“New projects in Fujairah will accommodate large numbers of graduates who are willing to work in them. Moreover, the Human Resource Development projects focus on building the skills of graduates who wish to acquire new skills that enable them to enter the competitive market.”
“Meanwhile, all the government entities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are open for all UAE nationals… even in my executive offices, there are employees from the Emirate of Fujairah as well as from other areas.”
Here is the link for the public’s questions and the PM’s answers:
Prime Minister’s First e-Session with the Public, The Official Website of the PM of the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed Shares Life’s Mission and Dreams in First e-Session, ETE.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: The PM at his computer. (Photo courtesy of Official Website of the PM).
Monday, June 1, 2009
Posted by Geoff Pound at 9:52 PM