Egypt’s local news digest Oct. 21: Gov’t launches program to empower 40K youth for local council elections
Egyptian woman casts her ballot in election box - YOUM7

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Cairo sees moderate weather Friday

Forecasters expected a moderate weather to prevail in Cairo Friday, with the temperature reaching highs of 27 and lows of 19.


2 businessmen pay off debts of jailed women in N. Sinai 

Two businessmen donated to pay off debts of two jailed women in Arish city, North Sinai, Youm7 reported.

The two women were released soon after 11,000 EGP were paid by the volunteers.

Dozens of debtors have been released from prison on national holidays.

Only when debtors pay, or have their debts paid for them, or the person they owe pardons them, are they released from prison. Debtors may face up to a three years in prison, according to Article 376 in the Penal Code.


Large tourist ship to dock at Port Said port Friday

Port Said tourist port is set to receive one of the largest tourist ships with 2,000 crew members on Friday, Youm7 reported.

The “Venting Dream” Ship is expected to dock at gate 3, where it will stay for 10 hours.

Port Said Governor Adel el-Ghadban and a number of security leaders will welcome the ship with folklore songs and flowers.


Gov’t launches program to empower 40K youth for local council elections

Ministry of Solidarity announced that a total of 27,500 youth have enrolled in an initiative to empower them for local councils elections.

The ministry’s program targets to train 40,000 youth by the end of October.

A total of 1,094 workshops and campaigns were held in eight governorates.

The training courses address topics like: local governing, constitution, some basic skills in developing personal characteristics and managing election campaigns.

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