Ohood Al Roumi was sworn into the post last month.
So just what does a minister of happiness do? Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Prime Minister and the ruler of Dubai, spelled out his vision in a series of tweets, saying the new position will help create social good.
“Governments must be flexible. We don’t need more ministries, but more ministers capable of dealing with change,” he said at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
“We want a young and flexible government that will fulfill our youth’s aspirations and achieve our people’s ambitions.”
Will the UAE’s attempts be successful? Time will tell. But there is no doubt that this initiative is positive. Choosing HAPPINESS is not an easy thing to do especially in the challenging world we live in. But it is a choice, which if UAE’s succeed to achieve will definitely change people life for the better.