Shops are about to face a host of new regulations in a matter of days
Luckily for everyone (including us), yesterday was (mostly) a COP-less night, with the nation’s talking heads focusing on the deadly explosion in Turkey and several domestic topics.
Remember that law regulating shops that was passed way back in 2019? That’s apparently coming into force in a matter of days, Rep. Ahmed El Seginy, who heads the House Local Administration Committee, told Kelma Akhira’s Lamis El Hadid (watch, runtime: 13:19).
Flashback to 2019: The bill, passed by the House in the summer of 2019, aims to bring shops operating without licenses into the formal economy by establishing new licensing requirements, introducing an inspection regime, and specifying ins. requirements among other things.
This is going to impact the vast majority of shops in Egypt, according to El Seginy, who told El Hadidi that 80-90% of stores operate without licenses.
The deadly attack in Istanbul yesterday was discussed everywhere, including on Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 11:32), El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 9:09), Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 2:12) and Al Hayah Al Youm, which covered Egypt’s condemnation of the attack (watch, runtime: 1:19).
Also on the airwaves last night:
- El Sisi talks green hydrogen: President El Sisi held a meeting with ministers to follow up on green hydrogen and ammonia projects being implemented in the Suez Canal Economic Zone with foreign companies (Ala Mas’ouleety | watch, runtime: 2:22 | Al Hayah Al Youm | watch, runtime: 3:39)
- Saturday’s deadly bus crash that killed at least 21 people and injured eight others was still getting coverage. (Kelma Akhira | watch, runtime: 5:32)
- Scenes of a heavy rainfall hitting Alexandria received a mention. (Kelma Akhira | watch, runtime: 4:57)