FILE: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli
CAIRO – 1 August 2019: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli stressed on Thursday the necessity of implementing the recommendations of the 7th Youth Conference, which took place over the past two days in the New Administrative Capital.
Madbouli further added that the Youth Conference has become a platform that enriches dialogue between the state and its young citizens.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi yesterday decreed the formation of working groups of the youth of the presidential program and the Egyptian universities, and researchers, to continuously contact the government and the state institutions within the framework of the national work.
He also decided to form youth working groups to assist state institutions to follow up and implement major national projects. The groups shall start working immediately under the supervision of the prime minister and the relevant ministries.
During the second session that concluded yesterday, Madbouli said the Economic Reform Program has put Egypt in a better situation that enables the government to start developments across the state.
Madbouli added during his speech at the first conference of the “Decent Life” initiative that the government aims at developing services and life standards for tens of millions living in villages, pointing out that this requires collaboration from all state foundations and authorities.
During the conference, President Sisi issued directives to coordinators of the Decent Life initiative to completely finalize developing villages and not wait for any 2020 financial allocations.
The first conference of the “Decent Life” initiative, aims at discussing means to eradicate poverty, raise life standards and develop services and villages across Egypt.
With EGP 2 billion, Egypt will aid 377 villages in 11 different governorates in the first phase of the initiative, specifically those in Upper Egypt.
The first phase began implementation early this year. The aid consists of providing drinking water lines, ceilings for roofless buildings and houses, and donating blankets and furniture to at least three million people in the governorates.
Moreover, medical teams will visit villages and offer medical assistance and surgeries to those who need it and people with physical disabilities will be provided with prosthetic devices, wheelchairs and crutches as well.
“We aim at developing villages completely to have completely new looks, this has to be done without waiting for any financial allocations of the next year,” President Sisi said during his speech.
Nearly 1,500 youth participants from all 27 governorates attended at the conference. The participants will represents university students, political parties, the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), along with other outstanding youth in different fields, and youth who registered online.
The sixth National youth Conference was held on July 28, 2018 in Cairo University, and was attended by up to 3,000 young people. The theme was human development and education reforms.