Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced on Wednesday the appointment of six new governors for Cairo, Alexandria, Qalubyia, Elminya, Fayoum, and Suez governorates, according to state-owned media.
Maj Gen Ahmed Taymour has been standing in for the Cairo governor for the past six months, as the previous governor, Galal Al-Saeed, was appointed as minister of transportation. Former minister of transportation Atef Abdel Hamid was appointed as the new governor of the Cairo governorate.
Maj Gen Ahmed Al-Hayatmi, governor of Suez, was dismissed from his position while he was attending an official meeting, according to the state-owned Al-Ahram. He resumed the meeting and did not return to the governorate headquarters.
Ismail appointed Maj Gen Reda Farhat as the governor of Alexandria, after several altercations between previous governor Mohamed Abdel Zaher and Minister of National Development Ahmed Zaki Badr, as the former accused the latter of intervening in the affairs of the governorate. The dismissal decision included deputy governor of Alexandria Souad Al-Khouly.
Al-Khouly acted as the interim governor of Alexandria following the dismissal of the previous governor, Hany Al-Messiry. When Abdel Zaher took over the post of governor, he was appointed as his deputy.
The partial reshuffle that took place on Wednesday included five major generals and one university professor.