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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Rise in public transport fees reigns supreme with TV’s power couple still off the air

With Lamees Al Hadidi off for the month and Amr Adib off for the week, we expect the airwaves will continue to serve us mixed platters of random topics.

The Transport Ministry’s decision to raise public bus fares in Cairo by EGP 0.50 was the topic of the night on Hona Al Asema, where host Dina Zahra is taking the reins until Lamees returns from summer hiatus. The decision is meant to help decrease the Public Transport Authority’s losses and will also allow it to improve the quality of its service, MP Mamdouh Al Husseini, who serves on the House’s Local Development Committee, said (watch, runtime 47:25).

Other topics last night ranged from the Administrative Prosecution Authority seeking charges against 18 pharmacists accused of negligence by improperly storing vaccines (watch, runtime 5:59) to an interview with Sohag Governor Ayman Abdel Moneim and the impact of the float on hajj season demand.

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