CAIRO: Seven security directors at the Interior Ministry were replaced, along with 6 assistants to Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, and 9 department heads in a major shuffle, Youm7 reported.
The reassignments are to “improve the security performance especially during the current situations all over the country,” Major General Abd Al-Fatah Osman, the minster’s assistant for Media Affairs and Relations, told Youm7.
Earlier in 2014, Ibrahim oversaw another movement of police officers and generals, which resulted in the retirement of 518 major-generals, brigadier generals and colonels.
The movement included removing 19 minister assistants, 13 security directors, 56 general managers of departments and interests, 11 traffic directors and 12 directors of criminal investigation departments.
Several changes have taken place since President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi assumed his post; During July 2014 state-owned MENA reported that the first shuffles inside the ministry dismissed more than 505 major generals.