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First meeting of new cabinet discusses government’s future plans

Egypt’s newly-appointed cabinet reviewed during their first meeting on Wednesday, the letter of the presidential mandate for the new government. The presidential mandate included three axes, the first is to protect the Egyptian national security by preserving the achievements of the previous phase and confronting the challenges that aim at influencing the ability of the …

Daily News Egypt

New cabinet to governmental present programme before parliament next week

Egypt’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will present the government’s programme, during a plenary session of parliament next Saturday, local media reported. The new government’s programme will focus on three main axes, which will include supporting and advancing health and education services, covering largest number of citizens in social protection projects, in the coming period. …

Daily News Egypt

Madbouly’s new economic portfolio ministers: Who’s who?

The cabinet of Mostafa Madbouly was sworn on before President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Thursday to serve as Egypt’s new government. The core economic group of Egypt’s cabinet consists of the Ministries of Finance, Public Sector Affairs, Investment, and Industry. Ministers of other economy-related portfolios, such as trade, tourism, and petroleum, were announced. Mohamed Moeit, was …

Mohamed Samir

Cabinet serving in acting capacity after submitting resignation

The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail submitted its resignation to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday, days after the start of the president’s new presidential term. The move is standard procedure, as the government should resign after each new presidential term, according to the constitution. Following the resignation, presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Cabinet to amend railway law for development

Parliament’s Transportation Committee has approved an agreement for General Electric (GE) to supply 100 locomotives and maintain 81 locomotives at a cost of $575m The committee is waiting for the cabinet to complete its draft of an amendment to Law No. 152 of 1980, related to the establishment and operation of railways. MP Mohammad Badawi …

Daily News Egypt

Cabinet approves a supplementary phase of Beit AlWatan project to attract more remittances: Housing Minister

Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly announced the approval of the Cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday on the ministry’s request to extend the Beit AlWatan project, in New Cairo, through an additional phase in new cities to attract and receive more remittances from Egyptian expats. Further, Madbouly noted that the cabinet approved also providing a …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Challenges that new ministers face

On 16 February, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail got parliamentary approval for the new ministers that he had chosen for the cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle comes during a time that is seeing extreme instability of the economy. The new ministers will also have to deal with the heavy burdens that citizens face after the implementation of …

Hisham Salah