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Government axes 5 ministries, 4 of them set up last year

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The government on Monday abolished several ministries set up by the previous government, including one for water resources and another for advancing the community which were apparently created in order for the sake of politicians looking for cabinet seats.

The ministries that were axed were those of Water Resources; Cyber and National Digital Matters; Higher Education; Strategic Affairs; and Community Empowerment and Advancement.

The Higher Education Ministry will be absorbed by the Education Ministry at the request of Education Minister Yifat Sasha Bitton.

Digital Affairs will be taken over by Economics Ministry under Orna Barbivai, and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman will take responsibility for community advancement.

Water resources will be taken over by the........

© The Times of Israel

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