Dr. Maya Morsy، head of the National Council for Women (NCW) expressed her joy over increasing the number of female ministers in the new government.
In statements، the NCW’s head added that the 25% percentage of female ministers in the new Cabinet represents a push forward and an increasing trust in Egypt’s women.
Mostafa Madbouly، the newly appointed Prime Minister، alongside his cabinet، took oath on Thursday in front of President AbdelFatah El-Sisi. For the first time in Egyptian history، the cabinet has a total of eight female ministers.
Madbouly has appointed two new female ministers، in addition to the already existing six in the outgoing cabinet.
The newly appointed female ministers are Hala Zayed for the Health ministry، and Yasmine Fouad، for the ministry of State of Environmental Affairs.
Last Thursday، President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi appointed Mostafa Madbouly as the new Prime Minister after being sworn in for a second term as president. The appointment came after the former Prime Minister Sherif Ismail had submitted his resignation to the president.
The female ministers in the outgoing cabinet are:
1. Inas Abdel-Dayem – Minister of Culture 2. Rania al-Mashat – Minister of Tourism 3. Ghada Wali – Minister of Social Solidarity 4. Sahar Nasr – Minister of Investment and International Cooperation 5. Hala el-Saeed – Minister of Planning 6. Nabila Makram – Minister of Immigration