Update – Egypt Politics digest Aug.22: 350 MPs sign petition to withdraw confidence from supply minister
Minister of supply Khaled Hanafy - YOUM7 (Archive)

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350 MPs sign petition to withdraw confidence from supply minister

A total of 350 Members of Parliament have signed a petition to withdraw confidence from Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy, and the parliament will decide on whether he will continue in his post on Aug. 29, MP Mostafa Bakry told Youm Monday. A major corruption case had been uncovered in the distribution process of wheat at silos.

General Union of Chambers of Trade denies he paid for supply minister’s hotel accommodation

Ahmed al-Wakil, head of the General Union of Chambers of Trade, denied he paid for Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy’s accomodation at Semiramis Hotel in Cairo, after it was revealed he has lived there since February 2014, Youm7 reported.

Parliament approves new water, sanitation projects in governorates

Parliament committee has approved a recommendation to carry out new water and sanitation projects across governorates, Youm7 reported.

Among the projects are the replacement and renovation of drinking water pipes in some impoverished villages in Beheira governorate.


Parliament discusses work ban to over age 60

The Manpower sub-committee at the parliament will resume its meetings Monday to discuss draft law to impose work ban to those exceeding 60 years old at public sector and governmental-run facilities.


Butane gas cylinder crisis on parliament radar

Member of Parliament Ghada Sakr has submitted an urgent statement on the lack of butane gas cylinders crisis in Damietta, Youm7 reported.

She said that “the price of a half-filled cylinder has reached 25 EGP.”


MP: gov’t efforts to attract investments ‘not enough’

Undersecretary of Energy and Environment sub-committee at the parliament Hamada Ghalab said that “government’s efforts to attract large investment to Egypt are slow and insufficient.”

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