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Current issue | Issue 1158, (25 - 31 July 2013)
Monday,11 December, 2017
Issue 1158, (25 - 31 July 2013)

Ahram Weekly

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Al-Ahram Weekly

MINISTERS of justice and transportation took the oath of office on Monday in the recently formed interim government headed by Prime Minister Hazem Al-Beblawi. The new Minister of Administrative Development Hani Mahmoud is scheduled to take the oath of office late this week.

Adel Abdel-Hamid was sworn in as justice minister and Ibrahim Al-Demeri transportation minister.

Last week on Tuesday, 34 ministers of the 37-member cabinet took the oath, with three seats vacant after three nominees for the posts apologised at the last moment.

Abdel-Hamid previously occupied the same cabinet position in Kamal Al-Ganzouri’s government in December 2011. In his first statement after taking the oath, Abdel-Hamid said his ministry will play an important role in the transitional period. He pledged to work on guaranteeing independence of the judiciary and restoring trust between citizens and judiciary.

Al-Demeri was part of the Atef Ebeid cabinet which was in power from 2000 to 2004. During his tenure as transportation minister, more than 350 passengers were killed on board an Upper Egypt-bound train in February 2002. Al-Demeri resigned in the wake of the disaster.

Mahmoud was appointed minister of communication and information technology in Hisham Kandil’s cabinet in August 2012. However, failing to adapt with the performance of Kandil’s cabinet, Mahmoud submitted his resignation in December 2012.

 

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