Wednesday 31 March 2021
Books – Muhammad Nassar:
He had a white hand in various fields of political and economic life, and he had his scientific standing, his wise vision, and he held the responsibility of the homeland in historical and decisive stages of his career. Dr. Kamal Al-Ganzouri, the former Prime Minister of Egypt, left today at the age of 88 years, to leave his biography to tell about what People did not know him.
He was called “Minister of the Poor” or “The Opposition Minister” for what appeared from him at the time of his presidency of the government, and for his work that specialized in caring for low-income people.
The late Prime Minister was born on the twelfth of January 1933 in Menoufia in the village of Jarwan, Markaz Al-Bagour.
Before assuming the premiership, Al-Ganzouri won many positions, including a member of the board of directors of the Sadat Academy for Administrative Sciences, a member of the board of directors of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, an economic advisor at the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, a member of the advisors body of the President of the Republic, and a member of the national councils specialized in production, education and services He was a professor at the National Planning Institute in 1973, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning in 1974-1975, the Governor of the New Valley in 1976, the Governor of Beni Suef in 1977, the Director of the National Planning Institute in 1977, the Minister of Planning in 1982, and the Minister of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in June 1984.
He assumed the premiership from 1996 to 1999, during which huge projects began to accelerate production and began to expand away from the crowded Nile Valley region.
Among the major projects during his reign were the Mafada Toshka project, which is located in the far south of Egypt, east of Al-Owainat, the water delivery to Sinai through the Salam Canal, the West Gulf of Suez project, in addition to the second metro line between Shubra El-Kheima in Qalyubia and Al-Muneeb in Giza, passing through Cairo governorate. From traffic congestion in Greater Cairo governorates.
Al-Ganzouri approved a set of bold laws and steps, including the new lease law, and contributed to improving Egypt’s relationship with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
During the era of its Prime Minister al-Ganzouri, Egypt witnessed the Bank of Credit and Trade stumbling, so the government intervened to solve the crisis, and the bank was added to Banque Misr.
Al-Ganzouri retired from politics after leaving his position in the Council of Ministers and remained in his retirement from 1999 to 2011.
Once again, Al-Ganzouri returned to head the government during 2011 to 2012, as the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces nominated him since the January 25 revolution headed by Field Marshal Tantawi to head the cabinet, and assigned him to form the government, announcing that he would have all the powers on 11-25-2011, due to the millions of “Last Chance Friday”, After which the government of Dr. Essam Sharaf resigned.
The demonstrators objected to Al-Ganzouri’s appointment, as they counted him on the regime of former President Mubarak.
On February 1, 2012, the Port Said stadium massacre took place, in which more than 73 people were killed and dozens of injured after armed attacks on Al-Ahly fans, so Al-Ganzouri took a decision to dismiss the Governor of Port Said and dismiss each of the director of security and director of Port Said investigations.
Al-Ganzouri also held the position of Adviser to the President of the Republic, Adly Mansour for Economic Affairs, July 2013.
Al-Ganzouri struggled with the disease for a long time, which he concluded inside the Air Force Hospital, Fifth Settlement, until the disease finally triumphed over him to make his body buried this morning.