FILE: Cabinet's spokesperson Ambassador Ashraf Sultan FILE: Cabinet's spokesperson Ambassador Ashraf Sultan

Gov't sets eliminating terror, supporting poor as priorities: Spokesperson

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018

CAIRO – 20 June 2018: Cabinet's spokesperson Ambassador Ashraf Sultan said today that the government sets a number of top priorities within its strategy, including the elimination of terrorism, improving the standards of living and supporting the poor.


During a phone interview with ON Live satellite channel Sultan affirmed that the government will be more involved in the process of balancing market prices through more efficient security and inspection campaigns.


Sultan stressed deterring procedures against anyone who would manipulate prices or practice monopoly.


The ambassador also clarified that the government will go on with the economy development program by achieving a higher economic growth, reducing floatation, eliminating unemployment, and boosting industrial and agricultural development.


“A detailed work plan will be presented to the Parliament,” Sultan added. “Results of the policies and decisions that were made and will be made will have their reflect on the improvement of level standards, and a number of essential fields that include health, education, development of the administrational system and completion of national projects.”


It is pertinent to mention that on Jun. 18, Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouly stressed that the government will strictly apply the law against violations of transportation fares or unjustified rise in the prices of butane gas cylinders sold at the various outlets with fixed price lists that have been officially announced by the government.


The prime minister underlined that he gave directives to the ministers, governors and bodies concerned to intensify traffic and supply campaigns to make sure that petroleum products are available especially the butane gas cylinders.


The law obliges drivers to abide by new transportation fares, the statement read.


The Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) and the allocated hotlines received citizens' complaints on Saturday and Sunday June 16, 17 pertaining to the violations of some drivers and gas cylinders' warehouse owners in a number of governorates, it added.


Madboli reiterated that he follows up closely handling these complaints.


For his part, the cabinet's spokesman Sultan said that the complaints can be received at Http://www.shakwa.eg website and the cabinet's hotline (16528).


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