Cairo - Earlier today, Engineer 'Nadia Abdou' sworn 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 high position. She was the first woman to hold the post of deputy governor before. She headed state-run water supply company in Alexandria for a decade.
Saleh, who 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.
For religious and cultural reasons, it is not common in Egypt to appoint female public servants in high-rank positions, especially Cabinet
Hikmat Abu Zayd became the first female cabinet minister in Egypt in 1962.
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.
Nadia Abdu Ahmed Saleh, received her Bachelor degree in Engineering, Department of Chemistry, from Alexandria University in 1968, and then got a master's degree in sanitary engineering from the same university.
On Thursday, Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced the governors' reshuffle, including five governorates out of 27 .
The governorates included in the reshuffle are El-Wadi El-Gedid, El-Qalioubiya, EL-Daqahliya, Alexandria and Beheira.