In any respectable country an interview like the interview of former minister and ambassador Mervat El-Tallawy in Al Masry Al Youm should cause a huge political controversy and uproar in the country. The former minister of insurance and social affairs is saying that Youssef Ghali , the minister of finance wanted to put our pensions money in some American bank !! Yes he wanted to invest our money in an American bank and this lady answered him saying
This meeting is over !!
What the former UN official has said in this interview opens lots of files and raises many questions which up till now I have seen them being asked in the media. The incident that I mentioned above is just the tip of the ice-berg.
There should be inquiries on why she was being forced by former prime minister Kamel Ganzouri to sell Egypt telecom booming stocks so someone in the shadow would buy them. The former ambassador believed that it was better to allocate 10% of the privatized companies stocks to social insurance , she also believed that the ministry of social insurance should have owned some specific privatized companies.
The ministry of insurance and social affairs during her term fully owned the Assuit cement company which was from the most successful companies in Egypt. For some reason again they forced her to leave the company in order to privatize it. She was not with privatization because she believes selling one of Egypt’s top cement companies to foreign investors during a housing crisis in the country is not in our best interest ; still she had to do it.
She also wanted to buy the City Stars land , she wanted to have a similar project like the one there , the only difference she wanted its revenue to be dedicated to the “Nour Wal Amal” Charity that looks after blind girls. Just like me she believes Omar Effendi was better 10 times when it was publicly owned.
Tallawy claims that she was forced to invest the pensions in the stock market by state order so the regime can prove that the stock market is safe. She is angry that pensions now under the control of Ghali which is unconstitutional according to her.
Of course it is logic to ask why she did not come to the media back then and revealed all that but we must remember that now she is speaking while enjoying UN immunity. She claims that she could go to Suzanne Mubarak because the first lady does not have executive position plus her direct superior was prime minister Ganzouri. I do not buy this , either she is really respectable lady who does not know the real system of the regime of this or she is trying to justify her silence in front of these crimes.
Tallawy tackled very important issue which is the development of Sinai and surprising Hala’ib triangle. She belongs to the same club that believes we should send 3 million Egypt at least to Sinai , same thing to Hala'ib triangle which she believes its Egyptian identity . I think I will read more about Hala'ib triangle's to know
Mervat El-Tallawy seems to me a smart , very smart lady and if she wants to clean her hands from the crimes of the regime for real then she must speak more and more.