Concerns have dominated the petroleum labor yesterday after spreading news that Eng. Abdallah Ghorab, the President of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to move to his previous position at the Ministry.
According to some sources at the EGPC, the newly appointed Minister of Petroleum Eng. Mahmoud Latif has ordered to transfer Eng. Ghorab back to the Ministry as the First Undersecretary.
However, due to the protests of the EGPC workers calling to keep Ghorab in his position, Latif has promised to satisfy the demands and decided to keep Ghorab in his current position.
Ghorab was appointed the EGPC President last year by a direct order from the former minister of petroleum Eng. Sameh Fahmy.
“Many of the workers at the EGPC protested in front of the authority against the transfer decision,” EGPC source told Egypt Oil and Gas newspaper.
“Eng. Abdel Alim Taha, former EGPC President, was expected to be appointed once again to his EGPC position.”
The Minister declared today that Taha will remain in his position and no transfer to be made.
On the other hand, Hamdi Abdel-Aziz returned to his office as the Spokesman and the Head of Information Department at the Ministry of Petroleum, after he was disband last Ramadan.
It is worth mentioning that Ashraf Zain El-Abidin, whom was appointed as the Spokesman by the ex-petroleum minister, went back to his office as the Head of Information department at GUPCO (The Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company).
It was also rumored that investigations are being held with some of the Vice Ministers, as a routine legal procedure after the appointment of Latif as the new petroleum minister.