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The need for restructuring

March 06, 2014 - 4:58:07 am
Decisions by the Emir, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on restructuring of ministries, some public institutions and agencies have heartened citizens, experts, professionals, intellectuals and officials. They have also made known the benefits of restructuring and the impact it will have on the performance of these institutions and the quality of their services, and its role in the development of the nation. There are many factors that make these decisions timely, given the fact that restructuring will take our institutions forward, and enhance cooperation and coordination between governmental institutions. 

It will also improve performance, eliminate duplication and remove impediments to productivity. Revamping institutions also ushers in decentralisation. It bolsters planning and organisation, improves management and rationalises the use of national resources, paving the way to their best utilisation. There are many other benefits to the government sector from the process. 

Restructuring is usually based on administrative and scientific principles, and aims to revamp state institutions, agencies and ministries. It also aims to improve interaction in ways that open the door for positive changes in state institutions. 

Reorientation opens the door for improving services by ushering in better organisation and the required interaction between state institutions and the civil society in ways that give the civil society the impetus to constructively participate in the development process. It gives the state the opportunity to keep up with the latest at the local, regional and international levels. It also gives institutions the chance to determine their staff needs and the training they have to offer their staff. Reorganization also strengthens decentralisation that puts an end to the routine. 

The decisions of the Emir, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, are always visionary and aim to bring about the welfare of the people of Qatar. The residents of our beloved country always benefit from these decisions. The Emir’s decisions also aim to bring about progress for our country, its institutions and both, the private and public sectors. 

I can presume that the decisions of His Highness will help state institutions and government offices make a quantum leap. This leap will be a direct result of the restructuring process. Major countries in the world are keen to carry out this process in order to keep up with the latest in all fields and improve the performance of state institutions. These countries also carry out restructuring to improve the performance of staff in state institutions and motivate them to be more productive, which in the end makes the staff a part of the development process and influential actors in their institutions. 

In the end, I would like to thank the Emir for these decisions, pleading with God to protect him and our country for the best of Muslims and humanity everywhere, at all times.