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“Minister of the Interior with an educated degree” .. Stations in the life of a man of difficult missions

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Books – Mahmoud Al-Shorbaji:

On Monday evening, the former Minister of Interior, Major General Mansour Al-Issawi, passed away after a long struggle with illness, leaving behind a great legacy of good conduct, culture, and wise leadership.

It is scheduled that the funeral of the late Major General will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, from Al-Sayeda Nafisa Mosque, after the noon prayer, and the condolences will be received on Wednesday from the Police Mosque in the Fifth Settlement.

“Major General Al-Issawy”, who accepted the heavy task and assumed the Interior Ministry era at a sensitive time after the revolution of January 25, specifically in March of 2011, was not an ordinary policeman. Major General Mahmoud Wajdi, the last interior minister during the reign of former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak.

About 10 days after assuming his position, in mid-March 2011, Al-Essawy issued a decision to abolish the State Security Investigation Agency with all its departments, branches, and offices in all governorates of the Republic.

The late Major General followed his decision with another text to establish a new sector in the ministry called the “National Security Sector”, concerned with maintaining national security and cooperating with the relevant state agencies to protect the safety of the home front and combat terrorism, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, the law and the principles of human rights and freedoms.

His colleagues from the police chiefs say of him, “He lived modestly to a degree that everyone envied him for…his life was normal without pretentiousness.” He was even fond of going from time to time to “buy” some of his necessities himself, without being bound by the guard that accompanied him by virtue of the positions he held during his work. Ministry of Interior.

“A minister with an educated rank”… This is how his colleagues described him, who had worked with him in the Ministry of Interior for years. They learned from him leadership, culture, discipline, and firmness in decisions that serve the public interest.

The “educated minister” had an “apartment” that he turned into a cultural library containing dozens of books in various scientific, cultural and legal fields, which greatly contributed to the openness of his culture and his knowledge of a huge amount of information and experiences gained from him by the officers who worked with him throughout his years in the Ministry of Interior.

The late Major General Mansour Al-Issawy, former Minister of Interior, was born on September 18, 1937 AD in the city of Esna, Luxor Governorate. He obtained his primary education in the city of Esna, joined the Police College and graduated in 1959, and immediately began his police life in the Cairo Security Directorate.

Gradually, the late Major General graduated in positions, until he reached Cairo Security Inspector, then Undersecretary of the Cairo Investigation Department, and then Director of Giza Security in 1988, and continued for 3 years of continuous effort and giving.

After that, Al-Essawy was appointed Assistant Minister of Interior for Northern Upper Egypt in 1991, then Assistant Minister of Interior for Central Upper Egypt in 1992, then First Assistant Minister and Director of Cairo Security in 1993, then First Assistant Minister of Interior for Public Security in 1995, then he was appointed Governor of Minya in 1996.

Major General Al-Essawy, who took charge of the Interior Ministry from March 6, 2011 to December 7, 2011, his biography remained white until he passed away in silence on Monday evening, inside a hospital, after a struggle with illness.

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