How unemployment will end up in Egypt

Abdallah Al-Moghazy
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Abdallah Al-Moghazy

I know I am not be the first, nor will I be the last, to write about unemployment in Egypt, but in the next few paragraphs I will talk about unemployment as a disaster rather than as a problem. It has become like a snowball whose size increases day by day and afflicts young people and their families every hour of every day. The black terrorism, which brutally hits the Egyptian state in a precise and regular manner, is grateful that we have not resolved this problem, thus our frustrated and bankrupt youth become easy prey and fuel for militant groups.

Mr. President, the rates of unemployment increase by the hour. I know it is an accumulated problem, but all of us, including you and the prime minister, should look for unconventional ideas and absolute solutions to eliminate this unemployment disaster. I believe now that unemployment is closely linked to terrorism. We should link universities to the labour market and prepare students for this market. God save Egypt and its people. Long live Egypt.

I wish that the money from the Tahya Misr Fund would go to one or two mega national projects which will employ vast numbers of frustrated young people, rather than spending the money on many things that do not offer the expected benefit. The distribution of money to the poorest villages in the country is perhaps the most compelling evidence that the fund will not produce qualitative change in the entire system. Everyone knows that the local councils are corrupt enough to swallow up the money of whole earth. So we should be more ambitious about the future and give our young people a glimmer of hope that tomorrow is better for them. I just want to accelerate the implementation of giant and powerful projects.

Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister, if you cannot represent the hope for young people, no one can. Save our youth from this monster of terror, darkness, frustration, and negligence. Our young people are in a difficult situation and are perplexed, but we can rescue them immediately from this situation by applying urgent solutions. I can provide some solutions and I can discuss them to resolve the problem of empowering youth and reducing unemployment. We should first study and discuss them so that these mechanisms may be applied on the ground. Will anyone respond? May God protect Egypt and its people.

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Former assistant to both Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and former prime minister Ibrahim Mehleb. He previously served as the spokesperson for President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s electoral campaign. He also held a position on the Youth Advisory Council for the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, and was a spokesperson for the Al-Wafd Party.
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