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Ministry of Interior educates bus commuters in Abu Dhabi on residency law violators

posted on 03/02/2013: 3084 views



In collaboration with the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT), the Ministry of Interior placed its campaign slogan ‘No to Violators' in ten different languages on a total of 25 buses, which runs on the streets of the capital, Al Ain and the Western Region. The gesture reflects the ministry's keenness to interact with community members and harness all public resources such as public transport buses to communicate with various segments of society and encourage them to help report violators.

The Ministry of Interior has repeatedly indicated that it will spare no efforts to track down infiltrators who remain in the country even after the grace period and fail to come forward voluntarily to the allocated centres to have their paperwork processed and obtain passes to leave the country.

It called on citizens and residents to cooperate with the campaign's objectives so as to enhance stability and security in society.

Moreover, it reiterated its call to all residency violators to come forward to the centres allocated by the Directorates General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs throughout the country to avail of the remaining grace period granted by the government.

The Ministry of Interior called on all members of society not to hesitate to report violators of the law of entry and residence and communicate any information to the ‘Sahim' service after the end of the amnesty granted to law of entry and residence violators on Feb.4. The ‘Sahim' service is available round the clock on the toll-free number 80080 for anyone wishing to provide information about violators.

Saeed Mohammed Fadel Al Hameli, general manager of the bus office at the DoT, praised the efforts of the ministry as part of ‘No to Violators' campaign to raise awareness on the risks of violators to the community.

He pointed out that the ministry succeeded in communicating with the public via a number of events and activities and achieved the objectives of the police and security system.

Al Hameli emphasised that public transport buses are a strategic part of all existing government efforts based on awareness programmes.

He noted that the buses are used by 150,000 commuters every day in Abu Dhabi. It reflects the importance of public transport means to educate public.

It is noteworthy that the size of the bus helps deliver awareness messages clearly and directly.

Al Hameli praised the Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police headquarters' endeavours to provide awareness programmes to the public.

He underscored the need to change individual behaviour to become productive people.

He indicated that the UAE society comprises more than 200 different nationalities from all over the world. He called on everyone to cooperate with the police to achieve the goals of the campaign. - The Gulf Today

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