The meeting focused on the importance of legislative audit, being key to ensuring proper implementation of legislation by Government entities in Dubai, and to achieving one of the objectives of the Dubai Plan, namely ,a ‘Pioneering and Excellent Government’ characterized by transparency and reliability.
The meeting was organized in line with the SLC’s objectives of ensuring that the legislation in force in the emirate are properly understood and implemented, and developing a robust legislative system capable of supporting the development of a government characterized by transparency and reliability. Al Muhairi elaborated on the SLC’s experience in auditing five Government entities in 2017, reviewing 155 legislation relating to various vital sectors, with a view to verifying the procedures and resolutions adopted by the audited Government entities are in line with the legislation in force in the Emirate.
H.E. Bin Mesharre affirmed the importance of legislation in building an organized, stable, progressive, and prosperous society, noting the continuous support given by the UAE’s wise leadership to the legal sector is the prime-mover of development of legislation, particularly legislative audit, which plays an important and vital role in achieving the objectives of legislation.
The first session focused on reviewing 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 SLC is an active contributor to establishing the rule of law and the principle of legitimacy by verifying proper implementation of legislation by Dubai Government entities and ensuring that the procedures and resolutions they adopt are in line with the legislation in force in the Emirate.
“We consider legislative audit as one of the government objectives and a strategic priority. With this in mind, we endeavor to raise the awareness of Government entities of the standards and procedures of legislative audit and its importance, as well as share the most successful experiences of Government entities in this field. We are committed to strengthening communication between legislatives take holders to achieve the ‘Pioneering and Excellent Government’ objective by developing transparent and reliable legislation,”