Egypt’s current administration needs a 21st century mentality to achieve the necessary development at all levels, said Amr Moussa, former presidential candidate and head of the 50-member constitution-drafting committee in 2014.
The old ideas will lead us to nothing except further delay in global progress, according to Moussa.
“Egypt has suffered from mismanagement since the monarchy and until the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, which led to the failure of education, health, agriculture, industry and trade,” he added during a ceremony for the Egyptian Capital Market Association (ECMA) on Tuesday.
Reforming the current disorganisation in Egypt requires urgent action from the ruling administration, otherwise the situation will only worsen, he said.
Moussa served as foreign minister under former President Hosni Mubarak from 1991 to 2001 when he was voted as Secretary General of the Arab League until 2011. He ran in the 2012 presidential race, placing fifth in the first round vote.
According to the former presidential candidate, reform should begin with political management followed by fixing economic conditions and the application of social justice to protect low-income earners.
“The negative bureaucracy in Egypt is the reason behind the dull economy, in addition to mismanagement and contradictory legislation,” Moussa added.
“Egypt’s international position must be restored but this cannot be achieved without internal success,” he said.
Moussa asserted the state has already adopted some measures to reform the defect during the recent period, including the Constitution and the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Moreover, he noted that the state needs to settle a number of unsolved files that hinder investment in Egypt, such as the single-window system to facilitate investment and increase growth rates to suit the importance of the state.
“We must remain optimistic, even though there are many reasons to be pessimistic; but optimism will win above all so as to achieve the success of the Egyptian state,” according to Moussa.