DEWA wins five awards at 20th Dubai Government Excellence Programme

DUBAI, — Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has honoured Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, with five awards at the 20th Dubai Government Excellence Programme, DGEP, Awards, the most prominent being the Leading Government Entity award.

DEWA also won Best Entity in Innovation, and three individual awards for Innovative Employee, Supervisory Employee, and Unknown Soldier.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, on behalf of the DEWA staff, thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, for their continuous support for excellence and leadership within the government to help it achieve world-class standards.

Al Tayer also thanked DGEP for its role in developing the performance of government organisations through continuous training and engagement. He also commended DEWA’s staff for this achievement and winning the grand prize in the DGEP awards for the fourth time.

“We promised the leader of the journey to excellence, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, to continue this. DEWA’s winning the Leading Government Entity Award for the fourth time, and for the second consecutive year, confirms that we are on the right path to fulfil the vision of our wise leadership, in line with the Dubai Plan 2021,” he added.

“At DEWA, we develop plans and strategies, follow up on implementation, evaluate achievements and results based on the approved technical and administrative criteria and performance indicators, and measure the feedback of our partners and stakeholders.

These plans and strategies and the follow-up on their implementation contribute to achieving the three aspects of sustainability. We are keeping pace with global developments and smart technologies to enrich customers’ experiences and provide seven-star services, according to the fourth-generation government excellence system,” he said.

“Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has devised unprecedented criteria for government work. These have made the government sector not only compete with the private sector but surpass it as well. This, in turn, has made government work in the UAE a benchmark for competitiveness worldwide. His Highness personally presents awards to the winners of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme every year to encourage and motivate employees and emphasise the importance of excellence as one of the most important ways of transforming the government of the future.” added Al Tayer.

Source: Emirates News Agency