Egypt’s ACA reports senior official at planning ministry for taking EGP 1.3 mln bribe
Hadeer El-Mahdawy, , Saturday 11 Mar 2017

Egypt's Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has reported to the prosecution a senior official at the Ministry of Planning for taking a bribe of EGP 1.3 million from a company that does business with the ministry, the head of the ACA’s media office confirmed to Ahram Online on Saturday.

“We reported [the purchases manager at the ministry] on Thursday and he is now being interrogated by the public prosecution,” said Mohamed El-Zahed of the ministry’s media office.

The official allegedly received a bribe from a company that provides the ministry with computers and electronic equipment in exchange for leaking the bids from companies competing for ministry contracts.

The ACA is responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies.

In December, a senior official at Egypt’s Judicial State Council was arrested on bribery charges, with former secretary-general of the State Council Wael Shalaby arrested days later on the same charges.

Shalaby died in January, reportedly of suicide, while in custody.