Sisi urges Administrative Control Authority to transform Egypt into digital country within 4 yrs

Ahram Online , Sunday 29 Jul 2018

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the National Youth Conference (Photo:Al-Ahram)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi urged Administrative Control Authority officials on Sunday, during the second day of the youth conference, to transform Egypt into a digital country within four years. 

He said that parties working on the issue would be granted "all support."

El-Sisi spoke about the potential of the changes, stating that success could be transformative for Egypt.

The president's comments came during the last panel concerning a national project to develop the IT and information infrastructure of the state. 

This panel witnessed developmental presentations by officials from the Administrative Control Authority.

El-Sisi highlighted that improvements in IT and information infrastructure would help the state to reach to lower income citizens. 

"Procedures carried out by the [administrative control] authority as per [their] presentations helped us to reach 58 families," said the president, adding that without these procedures the families "couldn't reach us for pensions from Takaful and Karama (Solidarity and Dignity)," referring to the state's financial aid programmes.

Meanwhile, head of the Administrative Control Authority Mohamed Erfan spoke during the session, to add that the authority has renewed all citizens' information in cooperation with the interior ministry. 

During his presentation, Erfan highlighted that improved IT and information infrastructure also aims at to reclaim taxes and to control fraud and corruption.

According to Erfan, state lands reclaimed over the recent period generated EGP 5.4 billion in fines.

The final part of the two-day conference is expected to comprise of a question and answer session, where the president is set to field questions asked in advance through the online "Ask the President" initiative.

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