A number of newly-appointed governors swore in before President Sisi- press photo A number of newly-appointed governors swore in before President Sisi- press photo

New governors take oath before President Sisi

Thu, Aug. 30, 2018
CAIRO – 30 August 2018: New governors and deputy governors swore oath Thursday before President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

According to the names published by official statements, five governors will remain in their posts, while former Damietta governor Ismail Taha moved to the post of Kafr al-Sheikh governor.

After swearing oath, the newly appointed governors and their deputies met with President Sisi, who ordered them to focus on meeting people’s needs and curbing unaffordable high prices in the local markets, according to a statement issued by presidential spokesperson Basam Radi on Thursday.

The governors are set to take post during President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's second term, as according to Egyptian law, the governors' terms end by the end of the Presidential term they were appointed in.

Khaled Fouda, governor of South Sinai governorate, Abdel Hamid al-Haggan of Qena, and Ahmed Abdullah of the Red Sea governorate will keep their posts.

Adel al-Ghadban of Port Said, and Mohamed al-Zamlout of the New Valley will also stay in their current posts.

The new governors include:

1- Mamdouh el-Sayed for Sharqia.
2- Mohamed Shosha for North Sinai.
3- Hani Abdel Gaber for Beni Suef.
4- Mostafa Alham for Luxor.
5- Kamal Gad for Dakahlia.
6- Alaa Marzouk for Qalyubia.
7- Abdel Aziz Qonswa for Alexandria.
8- Ahmed Ebrahim for Aswan.
9- Abdel Maguid Ahmed for Suez.
10- Hamdi Hamed for Ismailiya.
11- Gamal Nour for Assiut
12- Ahmed Rashed for Giza.
13- Khaled Abdel Aal for Cairo.
14- Essam Saad for Fayoum
15- Magdy al-Gharabli for Marsa Matrouh.
16- Saeed Abbas for Menoufia.
17- Hisham al-Sayed for Gharbia.
18- Hisham Abdel Ghani for Beheira.
19- Manal Mikhaeel for Damietta.
20- Ahmed al-Ansari for Souhag.
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