Six Egyptian provincial governors and new supply minister sworn-in

Ahram Online , Wednesday 7 Sep 2016

The new governors and supply minister held meetings with President El-Sisi after the swearing-in

Six new Egyptian provincial governors (Al-Ahram)
Six new Egyptian provincial governors (Al-Ahram)

Six new Egyptian provincial governors and the new minister of supply were sworn-in by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday at the Egyptian presidency.

The new minister of supply, Mohamed Ali El-Sheikh, is a retired 64-year-old army general with a long record of experience in commodities supplies in the Egyptian armed forces.

He succeeds Khaled Hanafi, who resigned last month amid corruption allegations over recent wheat procurement, as well as his residence at a five-star hotel in Cairo

The new governors are appointed in the following governorates: Qalyoubiya, Minya, Fayoum and Suez in addition to Alexandria and Cairo.

The new Cairo governor is Atef Abdel-Hamid, Egypt’s former minister of transportation in the Essam Sharaf government in 2011. Alexandria's new governor is former police general Reda Farahat.

The new Qalyoubiya governor is former military man Amr Abdel-Moneim, who is currently the cabinet's secretary-general.

Former Police general Essam El-Din El-Bedawai was appointed as the governor of Minya in Upper Egypt while former air forces major general Ahmed Mohamed Hamed was appointed governor of Suez.

University professor Gamal Sami was named governor of Fayoum, about 100 kilometres southwest of Cairo. 

After the swearing-in ceremony, El-Sisi held a meeting with new supply minister El-Sheikh where the president spoke about the importance of providing Egyptian citizens with staple food commodities at suitable prices, presidency spokesman Alaa Youssef said. 

The president also held a meeting with the new governors.

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