The ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a new law regarding the Social Support Authority in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This Law makes provisions for the establishment of the authority with the feature of it having an independent legal personality and having a full fledged legal capacity in order to act and to follow the Department of Community Development. The Social Support Authority intends to provide the social support for the eligible people and to draft a strategy as well as a general policy to suggest the required control and standards for providing the social support under the government and submission of these regulations after the approval from the Executive Council. The Authority will also perform the social research and studies in consonance with the relevant authorities and assist in drafting of the necessary programmes. It will record a database for eligible persons and raise financial awareness while coordinating with the independent government bodies.

This law was drafted in late 2018 and based on the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerator Programme “Ghadan 21”. This Programme is on the basis of the four pillars of enhancement of trade and investments as well as the development of the community and promotion of th knowledge.

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