Monday, June 29, 2015

MoI Ramadan Councils to Discuss the Services of the Civil Defense and Public Safety Tomorrow

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, June 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The nationwide Ministry of Interior’s Ramadan Councils, organized by the Law Respect Culture Bureau at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, are scheduled to discuss the Civil Defense and Public Safety sector services of the MoI, on Thursday evening.

The main topic of discussion consists of two subsections. The first section focuses on firefighting, the National Ambulance, and public safety through the adopted methodology in place for the MoI to provide the public safety services. The second section will discuss the challenges that that Ministry faces in the sector of civil defense and public safety; and will focus on the levels of community awareness in regards to the preventing incidents that threaten public safety and child protection. The second subsection will additionally discuss public safety in the workplace and raising the awareness of domestic workers in regards to the procedures of public safety.

The door is open for the public to provide their opinion, suggestions, and recommendations to be invested by the MoI in future planning and performance development.

The Ramadan Councils are a legacy of cultural and social heritage and deepen the foundations of communication between members of the community. The councils manifest the most important forms of social cohesion and solidarity which characterize the Arab and Islamic communities.

The Ministry’s awareness Ramadan Councils were launched in 2012, where they were held in the form of a mobile Ramadan tent that roamed amongst the emirates to host the members of society as they assisted the Ministry in the discussions of various topics. The discussions, legal in nature, sought to improve the culture of law for individuals and to inform them of the most important legal matters that affect their daily lives.

In 2013, Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, gave directives to move the councils into the homes of citizens for a more friendly approach to the discussions at hand. The move to relocate the councils additionally helped create a general feeling amongst all citizens that the governmental bodies strive to provide services for citizens wherever they are needed, even if it is inside their homes. The topics went on to cover, in addition to legal issues, various sports, cultural, and educational topics. Women Councils, People with Special Needs Councils, and Juveniles Care Centers' Councils were also established.

During the holy month of Ramadan in 2014, the Ministry decided to choose the UAE Vision 2021 as a general theme of the Ramadan councils, which were held under the slogan ‘2021… A Leadership Vision and Society Interaction’.  The councils discussed the main topics of the vision as an integrated future system set by the leadership to develop the Emirati character; wherein all members of society are key partners in the rise of the UAE, beginning with a child’s upbringing within the family to protecting the safety and security of the UAE.

In 2015, the Ministry of Interior provided a more significant chance for the public to discuss the most important services it provides, the challenges it faces in delivering its message and achieving its goals. This year’s Ramadan Councils will discuss the services of the MoI in five sectors: Police and Investigation Centers; Civil Defense and Public Safety; Naturalization, Residency, and Foreign Affairs; Traffic and Licensing; and Society Protection and Crime Prevention.

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