Agrarian reform employees suspected of corruption referred for prosecution

MENA, Friday 2 Sep 2011

More cases of abuse of power and illicit profiteering within Egypt's public agricultural sector uncovered

The head of Egypt’s General Authority for Agrarian Reform, Ali Ismail, announced on Friday that several employees have been found to be involved in abusing their position to facilitate the selling of state owned land to private parties in Giza governorate. These employees, he said, will be sent to the prosecutor-general since the law forbids the selling of state owned property.


Ismail added that any employee of agricultural associations also found to be using public funds or their position for their own gain would also be referred for prosecution. 


Since Egypt's January 25 Revolution, several former ministers and businessmen have been facing accusations of corruption of which many were related to the use of state owned land and property. 

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