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Egypt's Sisi appoints committee to investigate corruption claims

Ahram Online , Sunday 27 Dec 2015
Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered a taskforce to be formed late Saturday in order to investigate corruption allegations in the media, following last week’s claims by Central Auditing Organization head Hisham Genena that corruption from 2012 to 2015 cost the country LE600 billion.

The committee will be headed by the chief of the Administrative Control Authority and will consist of representatives from the ministries of justice, interior, planning, and finance, in addition to Central Auditing Organization deputy chief Hisham Badawi.

The committee will draft the urgent report and submit it to the president, after which it will be presented to the public.

Earlier this year, 11 top officials at the agriculture ministry were referred to the judiciary over accusations of embezzlement and facilitating the seizure of public funds and resigned agriculture minister Salah Helal was arrested over corruption charges in September.
 

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Al
28-12-2015 02:52pm
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Start with your Generals
Who've stolen tens of billions of dollars from the bankrupt Egyptian people to buy army fetish toys!
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Sherif Shehata
28-12-2015 02:14am
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A new deal.
Corruption is the highest crime in Egypt and the First enemy for Egyptians economy. So the Law needs to change for corruption charges, it will be facing death sentence. All we need to be honest and to do our jobs right. God save Egypt.
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Sam Enslow
27-12-2015 10:14am
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Stealing from the people?
Stealing from the State is a very serious matter, but equal attention must be paid to government employees stealing from the public. The constant demands by some for sweets and backsheesh undermines the people's faith in government and does more to undermine its credibility than terrorist bombs. It gets so the people cannot believe in anything. Business establishments burn down, bad food is served, illegal buildings sprout like weeds, people die because with a little payment or free lunch, all violations of law are ignored. Progress is hampered while those trying to build Egypt wait endlessly for papers to move - unless a sweet is paid. The government says it wants people to help Egypt then allows corruption to prevent honest achievement.
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