UAE, December 23, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai (SLC) will organise, on December 26, 2017, an introductory meeting entitled ‘Legislative Audit, a Government Objective'. The meeting is part of the SLC's efforts to ensure proper implementation of legislation by the Government entities in Dubai with a view to developing a robust legislative system capable of supporting the development of a government characterized by excellence, transparency, and reliability. Representatives from 15 local Government entities are expected to attend the meeting to discuss the outcomes of legislative audit for 2017, and its impact on government entities performance and on the implementation of legislation.
H.E. Ahmad Saeed Bin Meshar Al Muhairi, SLC Secretary General, reaffirmed the importance of increasing awareness of legislative audit, being key to ensuring proper implementation of legislation by government entities in the emirate, and supporting the ‘Pioneering and Excellent Government' objective of the Dubai Plan 2021. Al Muhairi stated the objective of the meeting is to provide a strategic platform for effective communication among local government entities, and exploring new methods to achieve optimum implementation of legislation, with the ultimate objective of building efficient and transparent government system.
H.E. Bin Meshar added: “We have a responsibility to strengthen the legislative audit of government entities to guarantee that their resolutions are in line with the legislation in force in the Emirate, to achieve our strategic objectives of developing the legislative process in such a way as to ensure issuance of sound legislation that embraces the present and looks ahead to the future. We look forward to revealing the results of legislative audit for the year 2017, and we will continue to closely coordinate with government entities to ensure fair and reliable implementation of all government laws and regulations.'
The agenda of the meeting will include revealing the names of government entities to be subject to legislative audit for the year 2018, and discussing many topics including review of current legislation and its impact on government entities' vision; the role of transparency in increasing customer confidence; and the importance of following up implementation of legislation. The meeting will also showcase the experience of three government entities with legislative audit. Each entity will present the outcomes of their respective legislative audit and its impact on their performance. The entities are the Department of Economic Development (DED), the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).