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Egypt Govt Pledges Not to Dismiss Public Sector Employees

Egypt Govt Pledges Not to Dismiss Public Sector Employees

Saturday, 14 December, 2019 - 12:30
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi (Reuters)

The Egyptian government stressed on Friday that it has no intention to dismiss any state employees after moving to the new administrative capital.


It affirmed seeking to maintain all employees’ rights along with developing and raising the efficiency of the state’s administrative apparatus and staff.


The government said it has “monitored reports on some websites and social media pages about its intention to forcibly dismiss three million employees of the state's administrative apparatus in line with moving to the new capital.”


Notably, the government plans to relocate its ministries and employees to the new capital, where they will start operating by mid-2020. While investors have started building residential and educational neighborhoods.


This step aims at improving and upgrading the quality of services provided to citizens.


In January 2018, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated the largest mosque and church in the administrative capital.


According to the cabinet’s Media Center, the government seeks to improve the performance of the state’s administrative apparatus, while paying special attention to the human component by designing training programs for workers in this sector.


Its step targets preparing cadres capable of managing the process of institutional change in order to build an efficient and effective administrative apparatus that applies the standards of governance and corresponds with Egypt's Vision 2030.”


Egyptian government spokesman Nader Saad noted in November that there are several ways for employees to reach the new administrative capital, as the cabinet has been studying options for bringing employees to the capital, either by contracting with transportation companies or by paying cash for transportation costs.


During a meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly in June, Sisi called for “commitment to the decided plans for construction work in the new administrative capital and the speedy completion of the main and internal road hubs and site coordination work.”


Meanwhile, the government denied Friday news circulated on its intention to privatize the “Real Estate Registration and Documentation Authority” due to its inability to automate its services.


The Ministry of Justice confirmed that the Authority will remain an official government agency that serves all citizens.


It added that the authority offices’ automation is carried successfully, with the aim of improving the level of services provided in a way that contributes to facilitating procedures for citizens.


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