Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of UAE has appointed a youth minister in the new cabinet. He had earlier tweeted that UAE will be appointing someone under 25 in the cabinet and he has picked Shamma Al Mazrui as the Minister of Youth Affairs.
Shamma is 22 years old and hold a Master’s degree from Oxford University and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University. She will also be the President of the Youth Council which will “represent the aspirations and affairs of the youth before the government”, The National newspaper, published from UAE, reported.
Sheikh Mohammed said: “We will give the council prerogatives and we expect true achievements from her and her council.”
In earlier tweets he had said: “Youth represents some half of our Arab societies, so it is only logical to give them a voice and role in governing the nation.”
“Youth have hopes and dreams, issues and challenges; they are the reason why societies prosper or fail. They are our hope for the future. Our young country was built by the hands and achievements of youth. Youth is our strength and speed and is our treasure for the future.”