FILE: Head of the Culture and Antiquities Committee of the House of Representatives Osama Heikal
CAIRO – 22 December 2019: Head of the Culture and Antiquities Committee of the House of Representatives Osama Heikal was chosen as the new Minister of Information ahead of an expected reshuffle that might include eight to 10 ministries according to parliamentary sources.
Head of the Culture and Antiquities Committee of the House of Representatives Osama Heikal with members of the committee.
Parliamentary sources told the press on Sunday that a cabinet reshuffle is expected to be announced today, December 22, 2019, including about ten ministries.
The reshuffle might include ministries of solidarity, agriculture, industry, justice, tourism, and investment.
Sources added that Nevine Gamea, chief executive officer of the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSME), might be declared the new minister of industry, while Tourism Minister Rania Al-Mashat might be assigned the Ministry of Investment.
A special session will be held at 9:00 am local time (GMT+2) at the office of Ali Abdel-Al, speaker of the House of Representatives, to finalize all final arrangements for submitting the ministerial amendment to the parliament session.