Several parliamentary committees discussed on Sunday the government’s policy that was presented by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly last week.
The health affairs committee said that it supports the programme of the government, but at the same time demanded that more attention should be directed to the state’s efforts to treat citizens in need for free.
Meanwhile, commenting on the government’s policy, the local management committee said that action is more important than words. On the other hand, the labour committee praised the government’s policy, but demanded that there should be a timeline of implementation.
Meanwhile, the agriculture committee said that the policy of the government is positive, but it asserted that the officials should keep in mind that the country’s food gap is 60%.
The first deputy of the parliament speaker, El-Sayed El-Sherif, also said on Sunday that the government’s representative of the government, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Amr Marwan will attend on behalf of the government.
El-Sherif is the head of the committee assigned to study the government’s policy and will submit a report on 13 July to Parliament Speaker Ali Abdul Aal.
The report will be discussed during a plenary session on 15 July with parliamentarians.
The parliament designated a period of ten days for a committee to study the policy, after Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and acting minister of housing had presented it before the parliament last Tuesday.
The committee agreed that the head of committee of constitutional and legislative affairs, Bahaa El-Din Abou Shoka, will formulate the final draft of the report before submitting it to Abdul Aal.
The heads of specific committees of the parliament will send their recommendations to the committee for its response.
The new cabinet’s policy included five axes: national security, Egypt’s foreign policy, building Egypt’s human capacity, economic development, and upgrading living standards for citizens.
El-Sherif said that the objective of the committee is to have all partners participate in the responsibility of sustainable development.
He added that all the views, amendments, and demands will help to improve performance and achieve a better life for the people of Egypt.
On 14 June, Egypt’s new cabinet was sworn in before President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi days after the appointment of Madbouly as the new prime minister, succeeding Sherif Ismail, who resigned earlier in June. The new cabinet has eight women ministers, which is considered as the highest rate of women ministers in Egypt’s history.