Egypt’s House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament, on 13 August agreed to a cabinet reshuffle of 13 ministerial portfolios.
The 13 portfolios reshuffled comprise the ministries of education and technical education; water resources and irrigation; health and population; higher education and research; emigration and expatriate Egyptians; tourism and antiquities; trade and industry; civil aviation; local development; manpower; culture; public business sector; and military production.
The new ministers are:
Minister of Education and Technical Education Reda Hegazy
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hany Sweilam
Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar
Minister of Higher Education and Research Mohamed Ayman Ashour
Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Soha Samir
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Eissa Taha
Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir Mahmoud
Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Abbas
Minister of Manpower Hassan Mohamed Shehata
Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilany
Minister of Local development Hisham Amna
Minister of Public Business Sector Mahmoud Mostafa Esmat
Minister of Military Production Mohamed Salah Eddin
This is the third reshuffle in the present Cabinet headed by Mostafa Madbouly, the last was in December 2019.
President Sisi had on 12 August called for an extraordinary parliament session to vote on an urgent matter. Parliament had adjourned on 5 July for summer recess and would have convened the next session early in October.
On his Twitter account the president wrote: “I called on the House of Representatives to convene to discuss a ministerial reshuffle in a number of ministries, following deliberation with the prime minister. The reshuffle aims at developing government performance on important files that directly impact the services provided to Egyptians, and that concern matters inside and outside Egypt, with a view to protecting the State’s interests.” The President thanked the outgoing ministers, and wished success for the newcomers.
13 August 2022