Morsi's promises for his first 100 days in office
President Mohamed Morsi spoke on the anniversary of the 6 October War against a backdrop of political bewilderment and economic anticipation, reports Dina Ezzat
- Reward and promote police officers according to performance.
- Link police promotions to public satisfaction with the performance of the security apparatus.
- Provide police officers with full insurance against job-related risks.
- Launch a media campaign to restore public confidence in the police.
- Detain outlaws and thugs and providing rehabilitation courses to help them become good citizens.
- Increase police presence on the streets.
- Form neighbourhood watch groups to aid police in preventing crime.
- An emergency hotline to report illegal practices.
- Link the number of police station to local population density.
- Install CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas
- Provide the police with helicopters to help maintain order and organise traffic flow.
- Upgrade facilities, including detention rooms, in police stations and courts.
- Appoint public relation officers at police stations to help the public.
- Recruit university graduates into the police force and provide them with a short, intensive course at the Police Academy.
- Reward citizens who report crimes and provide witness protection programmes.
- Equip police vehicles with computers linked to the Ministry of Interior's databases.
- Ban large trucks from city streets and ring roads between 6am and midnight.
- Ban smaller trucks between 7am and 9pm.
- Restrict road maintenance work to between midnight and 7am.
- Remove all street obstacles, including vendors.
- Designate parking areas for microbuses.
- Allow greater flexibility in working hours for public sector employees so they can avoid rush hours.
- Shift government services online so citizens can complete paperwork at home.
- Provide women-only buses during rush hour.
- Make taxi meters compulsory.
- Introduce traffic radio stations and information hotlines in cities to provide up to date information on congestion.
- Redesign major traffic intersections and provide them with traffic lights to improve traffic flow.
- Utilise empty plots for parking.
- Remove government offices from Cairo city centre.
- Introduce a fully automated system of traffic lights.
- Screen public information films, and use Fridays prayers, to promote good driving practice.
- Provide performance related bonuses for police officers.
- Link vehicle tax to the number of record traffic infringements.
- Increase the nutritional value of flour used in making bread.
- Separate production and distribution.
- Increase incentives provided to bakers.
- Consolidate bakeries into larger units with greater financial and logistical support.
- Increase the weight and quality of subsided loaves.
- Enforce penalties on bakeries which produce loaves of bread that do not meet government set standards.
- Enlist the help of civil society organisations in the distribution of bread.
- Reward the best bakeries with certificates of merit.
- Promote the use of natural gas in bakeries instead of butane.
- Reward and promote efficient government inspectors.
- Create a programme that rewards and promotes staff responsible for cleaning streets.
- Launch a national awareness campaigns through the media and mosques to encourage citizens to participate in neighbourhood clean-up campaigns.
- Designate sites for the disposal of construction waste and impose severe penalties on anyone violating dumping codes.
- Create a phone number for reporting building violations.
- Form neighbourhood committees to coordinate with the government and monitor environmental violations.
- Transfer garbage collection to NGOs.
- Place domestic deliveries of butane cylinders in the hands of local NGOs and local authorities.
- Assign inspectors to accompany trucks delivering fuel to gas stations.
- Seek the help of civil society organisations in monitoring the amount of fuel entering and leaving gas stations.
- Provide incentives and rewards for outstanding fuel stations.
- Impose harsh penalties against black-marketeers.
By Mohamed Abdel-Baky