Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Monday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform Hala al-Saeed.
Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said that the president was briefed during the meeting on the developments of the implementation of the comprehensive reform plan of the state administrative apparatus.
During the meeting, Sisi instructed that administrative and institutional reform should be given due attention and priority in all government agencies in light of the reforms’ critical importance in improving the government’s performance and services provided to citizens.
He also instructed that the reform plan be implemented on the basis of a comprehensive vision that includes motivating the human elements to prove their efficiency and merit in their work and adopting standards of quality and excellence in providing services to citizens.
Sisi said that the reform should benefit from the developments of modern technology in public administration through the expansion of e-government services, taking into account that e-government services facilitate easy access to government services for citizens and increase the efficiency of government performance.
The president stressed the importance of moving to the New Administrative Capital as a step to enhance administrative reform efforts. He hopes this move will constitute a qualitative leap toward modern and developed administrative work.
The presidential spokesperson added that the minister of planning presented during the meeting the axes of implementation of the administrative reform plan.
The minister of planning said that the plan aims to develop the administrative apparatus of the state so that the Egyptian government will offer citizens the highest efficiency, effectiveness of governance and accountability. The plan is designed to achieve the satisfaction of citizens and to implement the development goals of the state.
Saeed explained that the axes of the administrative reform plan include developing the human element by updating employees’ job files electronically and evaluating employees according to an accurate scientific methodology to develop their capabilities and support them at all levels.
The reform plan also includes institutional development, to be seen in the restructuring of administrative units and the introduction of new units, including human resources units, internal audits, strategic planning, information systems and digital transformation.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm