Prosecution orders detention of truck driver for causing injury to local development min. in car crash



Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 04:57 GMT


Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 04:57 GMT

Local Development Minister Hisham Amna - FILE

Local Development Minister Hisham Amna - FILE

CAIRO – 18 August 2022: Egypt’s Public Prosecution ordered on Thursday a four-day detention of a truck driver for crashing into the vehicle of Local Development Minister Hisham Amna, injuring him and six others from his procession.

The accident took place on Alamein Road when the driver, due to his recklessness and lack of caution, resulted in the injury of the minister and six others after unlawfully separating the barrier between the two directions of the road, said the prosecution in a statement.

The crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon and the minister suffered bruises as a result. The health condition of the minister's bodyguards and drivers is stable.

Amna, who served as the governor of Beheira governorate in northern Egypt, became the minister of local development after he was sworn in before President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi earlier this week.

Cabinet reshuffle

A major cabinet reshuffle has been decreed by the House of Representatives, giving 13 ministerial positions to fresh politicians on Saturday while 18 others have kept their incumbents.

1 - Dr. Reda Hegazy, deputy minister of education, will take hold of the Ministry of Education.

2 - Professor of Sustainable Development Atef Nabhan Sweilam will assume the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources.

3 - Minister of Higher Education and temporary Minister of Health will consolidate his position at the Minister of Health and leave his position at the Ministry of Higher Education.

4 - Mohamed Ayman Ashour, deputy minister of higher education, has been promoted to be the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

5 - Soha Samir, former assistant to the minister of foreign affairs, will be the minister of Immigration.

6 - Ahmed Eissa Abou Hussein, executive director of retail trade sector in the Commercial International Bank, will be the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.

7 - Ahmed Samir Saleh, head of the Economic Affairs Committee at the House of Representatives, is now the Minister of Trade and Industry.

8 - Air Marshal Mohamed Abbas Hashem, commander of the air force, assumes the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

9 - Hassan Mohamed Shehata, secretary-general of the Federation of the Egyptian Trade Unions, assumes the Ministry of Manpower.

10 - Neveen Youssef al-Kilany, Dean of the High Institute for Art Criticism at the Academy of Arts, assumes the Ministry of Culture.

11 - General Hesham Abdel Ghany Amena, governor of Beheira, assumes the Ministry of Local Development.

12 - Mahmoud Mostafa Esmat, former chairman of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airport and Air Navigation, assumes the Ministry of Public Enterprise Sector.

13 - Mohamed Salah al-Din, head of the National Authority for Military Production, assumes the Ministry of Military Production.

Meanwhile, the ministries of defense, interior, foreign affairs, finance, housing, environment, planning, endowment, telecommunications, social solidarity, agriculture, investment, justice, supply and internal trade, transport, electricity and renewable energy, petroleum, and youth and sports have all maintained their ministers.



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