CAIRO: A reshuffle of governors is expected to take place after the parliamentary elections, minister of Local Development Ahmed Zaki Badr told the CBC channel Wednesday.
In the interview, Badr did not give an exact time for the shuffle, but said that “The performances of the current governors are being evaluated. Consultations with the Cabinet are ongoing regarding the issue and candidacy of the new governors will be based on their efficiency and ability to deal with local problems.”
The minister pointed out that several regulatory authorities are preparing detailed reports of the nominees and will submit them to the political leadership.
In the last governor reshuffle, which took place in February, 17 new governors were sworn in by President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi, most of whom were either academics or managers of industrial companies.
Egypt is divided into 27 governorates; governors are appointed by the President and serve at his discretion.