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Egyptian authorities hinder wasting, stealing LE 1B

Tue, Dec. 24, 2019
CAIRO – 24 December 2019: The Egyptian authorities managed to foil several attempts of illegal earnings and money laundering of up to LE 1 billion in several fields including electricity stealing, public taxies, bribery and misuse for power.

According to a statement issued Monday by Egypt’s Ministry of Interior, the ministry tracked several cases, managing eventually to prevent wasting and stealing nearly LE 1 billion. Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has been exerting great efforts during the past period to hinder several similar attempts.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has voiced more than once for controlling corruption in Egypt and all the African countries, affirming that corruption is the reason behind hindering Africa’s development.

In October, Sisi has ordered publishing the results of the government's anti-corruption strategy to maintain transparency. ACA issued a report that 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.

One of the accomplishments is creating a comprehensive guide for 500 governmental services for citizens through the Egyptian government portal (www.egypt.gov.eg).

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 (www.rateyourservices.gov.eg) 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.

On July 31, 2019, President Sisi asserted his keenness to establish a full database for Egyptians to fight corruption and help citizens live easier lives. In a session on digitization on the second day of the seventh edition of the National Youth Conference in the New Administrative Capital, Sisi clarified that all personal data are being dealt with as strictly classified.
 
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