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Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Feb 2017
Sisi and Governors
Five governors, including Egypt’s first female governor, in a picture with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo Courtesy of Presidency)
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Nine newly-appointed Egyptian ministers and five governors, including Egypt’s first female governor, were sworn in on Thursday before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo as part of a cabinet reshuffle.

The reshuffle, which mainly involves ministries related to public services and the economy, was approved by parliament on Tuesday.

The reshuffle included new ministers of agriculture, parliamentary affairs, local development, planning and ‎administrative reform, education, higher ‎education, and transport.‎‎

The ministries of supply and of internal trade and industry were merged, as were the ministries of investment and international cooperation.

The ministers

Minister of investment and international cooperation – Sahar Nasr

Minister of supply and commerce – Ali El-Sayed Moselhi

Minister of local development – Hisham El-Sherif

Minister of education – Tarek Galal Shawki

Minister of transportation – Hesham Arafat

Minister of planning – Hala Helmi El-Said

Minister of higher education – Khaled Atef Abdel-Ghaffar

Minister of parliamentary affairs – Omar Marwan

Minister of agriculture – Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Dawoud Mohamed El-Banna

The governors

Beheira governorate – Nadia Ahmed Abdou Saleh, an engineer and former deputy governor of Behiera.

Alexandria governorate – Mohamed Ali Sultan, a doctor who served as head of the Health and Medical Services Department at the Ministry of Health.

Qalioubiya governorate – Army General Mahmoud Abdel-Ghaffar Afifi, the former governor of El-Wadi El-Gedid.

El-Wadi El Gedid – Former Army General Mohamed Salman Moussa El-Zamlot, the former commander of the Northern Military Zone.

Menoufiya governorate – Ahmed Ali El-Shaarawy, the governor of Daqahliya governorate and former head of the National Liver Institute in Menoufiya.

Egypt witnessed the last cabinet reshuffle in March 2016, when 10 new ministers were appointed, including the ministers of finance, investment and tourism. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has been leading the cabinet since 2015. 

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