Cabinet reshuffle speculations ‘groundless’: PM
Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Prime Minister Sherif Ismail dismissed in a press statement media reports and speculations about a forthcoming Cabinet reshuffle, Al Ahram reported Tuesday.

“Such reports are groundless and baseless,” said Ismail.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister confirmed there will be a governor reshuffle in the coming few weeks.

He added that consultations are being carried out with Minister of Local Development Ahmed Zaki and other agencies in this regard. However, Ismail did not explain the number of governors included in the reshuffle nor its expected time.

“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,” Badr was quoted by Youm7 early December.

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