Cairo- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with the newly assigned cabinet led by PM Sherif Ismail, on March 23rd, after they performed the oath of office.
Presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef clarified that President el-Sisi has expressed appreciation of the previously serving parliament members and praised the hard efforts they spent on fulfilling duties; the Egyptian President also wished the new lawmakers luck, Youssef added.
Final review of governmental statement- to be presented to parliament- is necessary, so is any note taking, Youssef added on behalf of the presidency.
President el-Sisi confirmed the importance of recognizing hardships suffered by government, and stressed on upholding objectivity, devotion, and putting national interest first and foremost.
He mentioned how crucial it was to balance budget, preserve public liabilities, and study all details on critical ministerial files, Youssef adds.
El-Sisi emphasized the importance of relying on established accomplishments and moving onwards from there, both resuming and conducting further studies.
Communication and coordination among different ministries, within the ministry itself, and diverse sectors must be conserved.
Presidential spokesman Youssef added that el-Sisi is bent on fighting all forms of corruption – whether financial of managerial- .
Counter-corruption shouldn’t be restricted to stopping financial bribery, but also must include appointing qualified staff members who hold time as a valuable asset and are capable of successfully accomplishing assigned ministerial duties.
He mentioned that the president underlines efficient communication between citizens and ministers via media outlets, so that stances are clearly stated and facts broadcasted with transparency.
Egyptians must be well informed on challenges, achievements and current developments on projects. All ministerial efforts are to be accessible to the public.
Grave responsibility lies at the hands of ministers of economy. Necessary and proper funding of project must be provided with innovate ways which reliefs the strain off of the general governmental budget, el-Sisis adds.
PM Ismail confirmed that the newly assigned ministers will put forth their notes and contribution to the governmental statement before the parliament after review.
He also added that the new cabinet will spare no effort on coordinating among different ministries, or within the ministry itself, for improving performance and the rate on achievements.
The government is dedicated to accelerate progress on national projects, increase production, and employ innovation when balancing national budget.