His Excellency Dr. Raed Mohammed Bin Shams, Director-General of the Institute of Public Administration (BIPA), commended the efforts of the Ministry of Interior led by His Excellency Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa, Minister of Interior, to launch the national initiative to promote national loyalty, which is the pillar of security, stability and maintaining the national and social fabric of the Kingdom of Bahrain. He stressed the close connection between national values and the efforts to preserve the national security of the Kingdom of Bahrain since the values of citizenship are considered the first defense line to deal with the Kingdom’s future challenges. These efforts also require the cooperation and solidarity of all institutions of the public and private sectors as well as the civil society institutions. In addition, the right platform should be made available to engage all categories and sectors of the community.
Dr. Bin Shams added that BIPA will continue its effective contribution to the implementation of the National Plan to Promote the Value of Citizenship. He pointed out that all BIPA’s plans, projects and initiatives are strongly connected to this plan. The Institute has derived its strategic vision of “Advanced Government Performance for Sustainable Development” from the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the National Action Charter, the Government’s Program of Action, and Bahrain Economic Vision 2030. They all form the foundation of the National Plan to Promote the Value of Citizenship. Dr. Bin Shams also elaborated that the National Leadership Development Program was designed in line with these national pillars. It is driven by BIPA’s strong belief that love of the country is the roadmap for every loyal citizen who seeks to improve his performance to upgrade the services provided by the Government to the citizens.
Dr. Bin Shams explained that serving the citizens and meeting their requirements through improving productivity of the government work is a duty of every government employee. BIPA seeks to link the process of increasing the efficiency of the employees’ performance at ministries and official agencies with the national values of the Kingdom of Bahrain. BIPA will continue its efforts to implement the government initiatives aiming to make citizens’ satisfaction about the government performance an essential priority. To this end, BIPA adopts the national values as a main benchmark for achieving a distinguished national performance up to the citizens’ aspirations.