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ERTU mounts 3-year development plan

January 16, 2018

By Chris Forrester

Egypt’s giant Radio & Television Union (ERTU) public broadcaster is undertaking a three-year development plan. The scheme will be formally confirmed on February 1st after approval by the country’s parliament.

However, Egypt’s Minister of Planning, Hala Al-Saeed, speaking on January 13th, outlined the plan’s structure and said that the scheme included comprehensive training for staff in order to spread the development of television over the next three years, as there was a need to create a variety of programmes and new genres of channels.

She explained that the ministry is working on administrative reforms through the provision of training programmes to ensure uniform knowledge of all employees, in addition to specialised training for senior staff and technicians.

“I can’t hold an employee accountable without him getting training and we have many competent and distinguished employees. So we are working on training all employees in the administrative system in stages as investing in people is important and then comes the evaluation process, which was agreed upon with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,” she said.

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