ABU DHABI, 29th April, 2018 (WAM) — Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, presented, with representatives of the telecommunications and technology sector during two recent meetings, the latest updates on the recruitment of Emirati citizens by the sector’s institutions and companies as part of their partnership to meet the sector’s Emiratisation targets, under the framework of the 3rd Government Accelerators.
The first meeting was held in Abu Dhabi, with the attendance of Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation; Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA; Saeed Sultan Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director-General for Support Services at the TRA; Mohamed Al Hussaini, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company; and Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO of the Etisalat Group. The second meeting was held in Dubai, with the attendance of representatives of 20 companies in the telecommunications and technology sector.
Al Hamli said that the telecommunications and technology sector is a key economic sector that significantly contributes to the country’s GDP and is characterised by its rapid growth, making it capable of providing appropriate specialist jobs for Emirati nationals, which will enable them to participate in creating a competitive, knowledge-based economy.
He added that achieving the sector’s Emiratisation targets requires partnerships between all relevant institutions and a commitment to their responsibilities, to realise the desired outcomes of the Government Accelerators, promote future cooperation, achieve the directives of the wise leadership, and answer the aspirations of the country’s citizens.
He also highlighted the Ministry’s desire to complete its duties to meet the strategic plan of the Federal Government, most notably to achieve Emiratisation through initiatives and programmes that are planned to be launched by 2021 over three stages. The first stage involves promoting the direct hiring of citizens, while the second stage aims to empower them. The third stage seeks to raise their competitiveness in the job market.
Those attending both meetings discussed the challenges facing the Emiratisation of the telecommunications and technology sector, as well as creating new jobs that will promote the participation of Emirati nationals in this strategic sector.
The ministry’s Emiratisation challenge involves three other economic sectors, which are aviation and transportation, real estate development and the services sector.