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Meet the first female governor in Egypt

Thursday 16-02-2017 - 02:18 PM
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Meet the first female
Cairo - Earlier today, Engineer Nadia Abdou swore the constitutional oath to be the governor of Al-Buhaira (Beheira Governorate).

She is now the first woman in Egypt's history to hold such a high position. She was also the first woman to hold the post of deputy governor before, and headed the state-run water supply company in Alexandria for a decade.
Saleh is a member of the General Assembly of the World Water Council in Marseille, France.

Behera is a coastal governorate in Egypt. Located in the northern part of the country in the Nile Delta, its capital is Damanhur.
Hikmat Abu Zayd
Hikmat Abu Zayd
For religious and cultural reasons, it is not common in Egypt to appoint female public servants in high-ranking positions, especially in the cabinet and judiciary.

Hikmat Abu Zayd
became the first female cabinet minister in Egypt in 1962.

The first woman to hold a judicial position in Egyptian history was Tahani Al-Gebali, who was appointed in 2003. She held the position of Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, the highest court in Egypt, until 2007.
Meet the first female
Nadia Abdu Ahmed Saleh, received her Bachelor  degree in Engineering, Department of Chemistry, from Alexandria University in 1968, and later on received her Master's degree in sanitary engineering from the same university.
On Thursday, Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced the reshuffle of the cabinet, including five governorates out of 27.
The governorates included in the reshuffle are El-Wadi El-Gedid, El-Qalioubiya, EL-Daqahliya, Alexandria, and Beheira.

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