Ineffective.. A parliamentarian proposes to cancel daylight saving time

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Books – Nashaat Ali:

Representative Fatima Slim, a member of the House of Representatives, submitted a proposal to the Prime Minister regarding the cancellation of daylight saving time after the government’s recent decision to close public stores at ten o’clock in the evening.

The representative indicated in her proposal that a year ago, daylight saving time was reinstated in implementation of Law No. 24 of 2023 regarding the daylight saving time report, after President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi approved the draft law issued by the House of Representatives, after it was submitted by the government.

Salim explained that the government submitted the law to the House of Representatives, aiming to rationalize and save energy in light of the economic crises that are haunting the world, and within the framework of the plan to rationalize consumption that the government has been adopting during the recent period, as the return of daylight saving time came as one of the tools that the government adopted in its austerity plan.

MP Fatima Salim added that despite this measure and other austerity measures, nothing new has occurred in energy consumption.

She continued: “In fact, contrary to what was expected, the crisis has worsened and citizens are suffering from power outages in homes and shops throughout the republic.”

“In an ill-considered move, the government issued instructions to close shops at 10pm, in an effort to rationalize energy and electricity consumption to address the fuel shortage crisis that the country is suffering from. After this decision, which did not take into account the social dimension, time has become very tight for merchants and shop owners, especially in light of the continued implementation of daylight saving time, which increases their economic suffering in light of the current economic conditions, in addition to the expected deficit in providing various services to citizens for a long period during the day,” she said.

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