President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi talks with newly appointed Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Press photo
CAIRO – 25 June 2018: Head of the Parliament’s Housing Committee Moataz Mahmoud said that newly-appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly kept his post as the housing minister in order to continue the national construction projects he started.
In an interview with the Egyptian “90 Minutes” program on Al-Mihwar, Mahmoud said the state has initiated a number of national projects worth billions of pounds in the past few years which are expected to be completed during the next year.
Mahmoud added that he thinks Madbouly will keep the post for one or two years only until the national projects are completed. He explained that it was not certain that a new housing minister would adopt the same policy while resuming projects, and would offer the same high efficiency as Madbouly.
Earlier in June, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered Madbouly to form a new government to succeed that of Sherif Ismail, who resigned on June 5.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discusses navigational problems with formerly acting Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and a number of ministers - Press Photo Egypt's new Cabinet has sworn-in earlier in June, with 12 new ministers, including the interior and defense ministers, taking the oath before President Sisi.
Apparently, the new Cabinet, headed by Madbouly, has chosen many young figures holding an academic background.