WANTED: Young person to join UAE government

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid al-Maktoum (File Photo: Reuters)

An unusual job vacancy has opened in the UAE for a recent graduate, or someone about to finish their studies, that will see the successful candidate quite literally rubbing shoulders with the country’s ruling elite.

The job advert has been placed by none other than the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammad who tweeted on his personal account: “I would like to choose a young person under the age of 25 to represent our youth, their issues and ambitions as a UAE government Minister.”

The Dubai ruler stressed that it was important that for a country as young as the UAE ‘built by the hands and achievements of youth’, continued to present the young with a voice on issues influencing the nation’s future.

“Youth represents some half of our Arab societies,” he tweeted, adding: “So it is only logical to give them a voice and role in governing the nation.”

He added: “Youth have hopes and dreams, issues and challenges; they are the reason why societies prosper or fail. They are our hope for the future.”

Sheikh Mohammad called on every UAE university “to nominate 3 young men and 3 young women who graduated in the last two years or who are in their final years.”

His tweets have been welcomed by many who responded positively to the call, both Emiratis and people from other parts of the world.

“@HHShkMohd In my country you find a 50 year old or even more representing us,” wrote ‏@perezbashi in a reply.

And ‏@NoorMaloul voiced her approval of the announcement writing: “@HHShkMohd Mashallah what an amazing news!!”

Unsurprisingly the announcement has received wide media coverage.

“It was very unusual to read this on Twitter because I don’t think you would hear this from any other nation,” Sara Al Boom, 23, who graduated from the American University of Dubai in 2014 and works at Dubai Cares, told UAE daily The National.
The position is likely to receive a lot of interest from young Emiratis, eager to be involved in the running of the UAE.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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