Egypt's newly-named Prime minster Mostafa Madbouly talks at Egypt Mega Projects MEED Conference in Cairo, Egypt, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO – 9 June 2018: Premier-designate, former Minister of Housing, Mostafa Madbouli, is reportedly done with reshuffling the Cabinet.
According to media outlets on Saturday, the new reshuffle, ordered by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, will see the dropping of eight ministers, including Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anany, Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan, Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty, Minister of Health Ahmed Emaddin, Minister of Agriculture Abdel Moniem al-Banna, and Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.
Meanwhile, many names are likely to be re-appointed such as Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil, Minister of Petroleum Tarek Al Molla, Minister of Communications Yasser Al Qady, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs Nabila Makram, Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawky, Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker, and Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr.
The ministers are likely to stay for what they have achieved while in office. The inducted ministers will take oath at the end of this week or after the three-day holiday of Eid El Fitr (June 15-18).
Former Prime Minister Sherif Ismail is also nominated to be appointed as top aide to Sisi.
On Friday, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered the prime minister, the ministers and their deputies to continue to remain in office until a new government is appointed.
On Thursday, three days following Ismail’s resignation, President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Utilities Moustafa Madbouly as the new prime minister.
Madbouly assumed the position earlier during the absence of the then-Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, who was on a one-month medical treatment in Germany.