Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi has asked his housing minister to form a new government, three days after Prime Minister Sherif Ismail submitted his government's resignation.Presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi made the announcement on Thursday on his Facebook page.Ismail submitted the resignation on Tuesday, a move that is in keeping with political tradition that the government should resign at the start of a new presidential term. Al-Sisi was sworn in on Saturday for a second, four-year term in office.Al-Sisi and Ismail are known to enjoy a close working relationship. Ismail sought medical treatment in Germany late last year. He returned home a month later showing considerable weight loss, some of which he has since regained.Mostafa Madbouly was appointed housing minister in March 2014.* Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTERFOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook.