Egypt’s House of Representatives calls for administrative reform program

The Undersecretary of the Plan and Budget Committee in Egypt’s House of Representatives Yasser Omar said on Saturday that the government must set an administrative reform program to eliminate administrative corruption and attract foreign investments, asserting that the program will be less difficult to carry out than the economic reform program in 2016.

According to Yasser, the government’s wrong policies have slowed the bureaucratic body’s workflow. He stressed that the House of Representatives will force the government to implement radical solutions to speed up bureaucratic work as part of the administrative reform program.

Omar added that the economic reform program led to reduced prices of consumer goods, which may witness price increases due to the slow bureaucratic workflow, and urged that the asking the old bureaucratic system be replaced with a new one.

The Chief of the Plan and Budget Committee Hussein Essa said that the administrative reform plan requires the participation of all the ministries and governmental institutions, pointing out that  the Ministry of Planning has begun training the administrative cadres as preliminary steps for the administrative reform.

Member of the Economic Committee Medhat al-Sharif said that House of Representatives asked Minister of Planning, Follow up and Administrative Reform Hala al-Saed to discuss the administrative reform in the House of Representatives in October.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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