Minister: No female governors to be appointed in planned reshuffle

Women will be excluded in a planned gubernatorial reshuffle, Egypt's local development minister, Mohamed Ahmed Attiya, said Saturday.

In statements to the press, Attiya blamed the exclusion of women on the current security void.

Female governors would not be able to go to the streets to address problems in their governorates, at least in the current stage, Attiya said.

Attiya said the reshuffle will be implemented this week. The government chose governors who have people's support, can satisfy their demands and will make quick decisions, he said.

Governors will have a tough mission, Attiya said, adding that some governors have refused to stay in their positions. 

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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