Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

A National Wealth, How Can We Preserve It?

Sat 23 Jul 2022 | 04:03 PM
Elham Aboul Fateh

Egypt has the ability to make use of its huge national wealth on the economic, political and social levels. This national wealth is represented in the long years of experience and knowledge gained by the state workers over the age of 60. their retirement is as if you planted a tree or valuable crops, and when it is time to harvest, you cut it down. Is it reasonable for Dr. Magdy Yacoub to retire, is it reasonable for Dr. Hossam Mowafi to retire, also Dr. Farouk El-Baz, if Dr. Ahmed Zewail is alive and working in Egypt, Is it reasonable to leave him retire!. 

The retirement age, 60 , is a number which many countries have declined. This age is considered a harvest of a lifetime and precious experiences that we should not waste by retirement. I am not saying that they should continue in their positions as if they are closing the door to promising young generations who have a vision For the future, but I think it's time to found a body or a council of the  elders that can benefit from this wealth. We need  a ministry that collects these precious experiences that set  plans for development in Egypt and participate in training, teaching and educating future generations with its accumulated experiences. They train young people and teach them how to employ skills and abilities, invest energies, values and work relationships and how to act in specific situations.

I believe that their number is about 7 million people, they are a real wealth, each of them enjoys a huge stock of experience, wisdom, skill and the art of management, including the manager, professor, journalist, engineer, accountant, and even the employee, all of them have spent many years of their lives presenting all their efforts and ideas, whether in the private sector or public one. They worked hard and sincerely in all fields, their experiences and skills qualified them to be brilliant then they stopped working or were forced to leave their jobs by retirement despite their ability to give and produce!

We need to reconsider this national wealth and accumulated experiences, especially since after medical development, most of them are in good health, and wasting this wealth in this way needs reconsideration.