First national population day
Monday، 01 August 2016 - 03:17 PM
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail attended on Sunday 31/7/2016 a ceremony to mark the population day at Muhammed Ali Palace in Cairo's Manial district.
Deputy Health Minister for Population Affairs Mayssa Shawqi said that during the ceremony, the outcome of efforts exerted by the National Population Council in implementing the national population strategy will be presented.
The ceremony was attended by Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eldin, Antiquities Minister Khalid el Anani, Culture Minister Helmi Namnam, Planning Minister Ashraf el Arabi, as well as the National Population Council rapporteur, Tareq Tawfiq, and UN Population Fund representative in Cairo Magedy Khalid.
Addressing a conference held to mark the first national population day, Ismail asserted that serving citizens is given top priority along improving their living standards by the government.
Ismail underlined the importance of family as a guarantee for a better future for the next generation.
He assigned the ministries and governmental bodies to include the population issue as part of their plans in order to implement the national population strategy.
The premier said it's important that the national population council participates in meetings of the council of governors.
He urged all media outlets to focus on the population issue to increase the public awareness about it.
The ministers of planning, health, youth, sports, social solidarity, culture and antiquities attended. The Mufti and the acting Cairo governor were also present.
Sherif said his government's program which was presented to the parliament point out to challenges that face the nation including the overpopulation with its repercussions on the society.
He cited that countries that achieved high economic growth and improved living standards of their citizens had at first to decrease the population growth rates.
"This resulted in a jump in incomes and better living standards," he said.
In June, Egypt's population hit 91 million, said the prime minister