Apr 2, 2016

Egyptian Government Corruption Seems Alive & Well

Coat of Arms of Egypt, Official version. Gover...
Coat of Arms of Egypt, Official version. Government Website (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Unfortunately for the Egyptian people, one official that was good at rooting out such corruption has been fired from his job.  Webzine Al-Monitor is reporting that Hisham Geneina, the head of the Accountability State Authority (ASA) has been relieved of his job by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Apparently Geneina's former deputy has his boss's job.

Many were expecting this decision months before its issuance, given the fierce campaign waged against Geneina due to statements he made to Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabea in December 2015, which claimed that the cost of corruption had reached 600 billion Egyptian pounds (around $76 billion) in 2015. These statements stirred a nationwide controversy in Egypt.
Consequently, Sisi formed a commission tasked with investigating these claims, headed by the chief of the Administrative Control Authority and assisted by Badawi, deputy head of the ASA, in addition to three representatives of the Ministries of Interior, Planning and Finance.
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