Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab called on the ministers of his government during the first meeting of the Cabinet to remain in the streets of Egypt, not in the offices.
By going into the street, the ministers can listen to and resolve the citizen’s problems and consequently to honor Mahlab’s commitments that he took during his first speech after taking office.
The street turned into the real standard adopted by the sixth government after the January 25 Revolution in 2011 to assess the performance of the different ministers during the upcoming period.
The people followed the field tours conducted by the ministers in different governorates to follow the problems of Egyptian citizens, including the electricity cuts that pose a main challenge in Mahlab’s government.
The ordinary citizen could then feel the commitment of government to Mahlab’s pledges, if the ministers took serious steps in different governorates, cities, and villages through serious decisions to execute development projects to pave the way to restore the state’s prestige.
The ministers should resume working in the street, not to turn the matter into a media show to achieve progress in different issues.
Mahlab described the challenges in Egypt as mountains that need fighters and confident people to perform their role. He said it needs the serious work to overcome the current challenges, including confronting insecurity and chaos.
The government needs to deal with the increasing protests and strikes through conducting transparent dialogues with their organizers.
The state of insecurity is considered the most important challenge that the government will confront in the upcoming period. It should work to restore security to pave the way to restore the prestige of the state.
The Egyptian citizens’ needs serious achievement and immediate solutions for their daily problems at least.
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Originally published in Youm7.