CAIRO: MP Hisham Al-Kady of the Muslim Brotherhood filed a parliamentary question to the speaker of the People’s Assembly (PA) about the frequency of accidents on Egyptian highways, especially in Upper Egypt.
Al-Kady said in a press statement that the past few months witnessed many accidents in Beni Suef, Qena and Aswan cities.
“Those accidents are a result of bad roads and the lack of traffic signs. Also many of the highways have not been completed and they lack ambulance units and gas stations, he said.
“Those roads are totally neglected by the government, he continued, and the citizens are the ones paying the price of this negligence.
Hala Fawzy, ministry of transportation spokesperson, told Daily News Egypt that Al-Kady was talking about internal roads at these governorates and not the highways.
These roads are the responsibility of the governorates, not Ministry of Transportation. The ministry is only in charge of the main highways, which the ministry had contributed much to, Fawzy added.