Sisi issues decree renewing term of acting head of ACA for one year



Mon, 30 Aug 2021 - 10:05 GMT


Mon, 30 Aug 2021 - 10:05 GMT

CAIRO – 30 August 2021: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued on Monday decree No.365 of 2021 renewing the appointment of Hassan Abdel Shafi Ahmed as acting chairman of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) for one year, starting Aug 30, 2021.

The decree was published in the Official Gazette out on Monday.

August 2020, Sisi appointed Major General Hassan Abdel Shafi, a 58-year old military engineer, as a new head of the Administrative Control Authority, the country’s regulatory body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies.

Abdel Shafi succeeded Major General Sherif Seif El Din, who has been in post for two consecutive terms since August 2018.

He served as the director of the Department of Military Engineers and chief of staff of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority.

The ACA has arrested dozens of officials over the past few years, mainly on bribery charges, including heads of districts, a governor and a deputy governor.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has always stressed on applying strict measures within the government institutions to crack down any violation. He hailed the role played by the ACA in different occasions.

In October 2019, Sisi has ordered publishing the results of the government's anti-corruption strategy to maintain transparency, announced the ACA in a statement.

The ACA report included the results of the first phase of the campaign over the period between 2014 and 2018 and the accomplishments achieved so far in the second phase for 2019/2022, the statement said.

The strategy helped activate the Government Financial Management Information System (GFMIS), in accordance with the rules of financial inclusion and the principle of transparency. This is in addition to allowing entities to know their financial position rapidly and accurately to improve the efficiency of public administration.

The government also created an online portable to monitor and evaluate the governmental services. Moreover, five conferences were held to disseminate awareness of the threats of corruption, expanding the scale of organizations and bodies participating in the strategy to 104 from 84 entities.





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