CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar reshuffled Wednesday the heads of 24 security directorates nationwide, the biggest change since he assumed his position in March.
The reshuffle included the heads of security directorates of Qaliubiya, Kafr El-Sheikh, Marsa Matrouh al-Gharbia, Beheira, Port Said and North Sinai, Ismailia and Alexandria, Menoufia, Fayoum, Aswan and Dakahlia, Sharqia, Damietta, Qena, Minya, New Valley, Sohag, Luxor, Beni Suef, Suez and the Red Sea.
The reshuffle does not include the head of Cairo Directorate Khaled Adel-Aal, who was appointed seven days ago following sacking his predecessor Osama Bedeir. An anonymous security official told al-Shourok newspaper Thursday that Bedeir’s exit came following the number of terror attacks hit the governorate in the last few days.
The Ministry reshuffle also included changes of 21 minister’s aides; two of them from the National Security.
Abdel-Ghaffar appointed Police Academy Vice-President Khaled Mohamed Abdel Hamid Metwaly to be the Minister’s aide for the Sinai.
All newly appointed generals will assume their positions Aug. 1, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.
In the coming few days, the ministry will make another reshuffle among the police force, a security official told Youm7 Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
A day after being appointed as the Minister of Interior, Abdel Gharffar reshuffled 20 top security officials responsible for files of National Security, General Security and Sinai, State-owned news Agency MENA reported.