Last Update 15:11
Monday, 18 March 2019

State employees to be paid early ahead of Eid Al-Adha: Egypt ministry

Ahram Online, Friday 10 Aug 2018
File Photo: Cairo's headquarters of the Egyptian ministry of finance (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Views: 2967
Views: 2967

Egypt's finance ministry said on Friday that it will pay monthly salaries to state employees working in the country's administrative authorities nine days earlier than usual ahead of the Islamic Eid Al-Adha holiday.

August salaries will be paid on 16 instead of 25 August, the ministry said on Friday.

The four-day Eid Al-Adha starts on 21 August.

September's salaries will also be paid five days earlier, on the 20th, the ministry said

The ministry added that the early payment of salaries aims to make it easier for state employees to pay expenses ahead of feasts and national holidays, the ministry said.

Around 4.7 million Egyptians work in state administrative authorities, provincial administration and service bodies, Egypt's official statistics agency CAMPAS said in October 2017.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.