Presidential staff will donate 20% of their salaries for three months to the Tahya Misr Fund, Minister of Information Osama Heikal announced on Saturday. The funds will go towards supporting irregular workers affected by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Heikal said the decision came after an initiative by the Presidency to support irregular workers whose incomes have been affected by the repercussions of the coronavirus.
The Press Syndicate announced on Friday that it is opening a bank account of EGP 100,000 to support state efforts to curb the outbreak of the virus. The funds in the account will also go to supporting irregular workers, especially those in the newspaper industry. The syndicate called on all who belong to this industry and can afford to, to donate.
Last week, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced a 20% cut in ministerial wages over three months, with the sums allocated to supporting irregular employment and the Tahya Misr Fund.
Parliament will donate EGP 20m to the Tahya Misr fund to help the government’s efforts in curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Last month, the Tahya Misr Fund launched a two-pronged “Together will get of this crisis” initiative. The intiative is designed to deal with the consequences of floods that hit the country in March, and to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, according to spokesperson Mohamed Mokhtar.