Egypt's Sisi appoints Sherif Seif El-Din Hussein as new head of the country's anti-corruption authority

Ahram Online, Thursday 30 Aug 2018

President Sisi meets with Major General Hussein on Thursday (Photo: Ahram)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi swore in on Thursday Major General Sherif Seif El-Din Hussein as new head of the Administrative Control Authority, the country's anti-corruption body.

Hussein is succeeding Mohamed Erfan, who has held the post since April 2015.

Hussein, 54, has served as commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces Infantry division. He also  served as commander of Egypt's southern military zone, commander of the Egyptian peacekeeping forces in South Sudan, and the Defence Ministry's attaché in Germany.

In recent months, Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority has uncovered several bribery-related cases involving senior state officials.

The cases have led to the arrest of the head of the Egyptian Customs Authority last month, the head of the state Food Industries Holding Company in May and the governor of the Nile Delta governorate of Menoufiya in January.

Outgoing head Arfan has been appointed as the presidential advisor for governance affairs, local media reported.

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