CAIRO: Hisham Genina, head of the Central Auditing Authority, said on Wednesday that it is Egypt’s constitutional obligation to investigate corruption, and its obligation under international conventions against corruption signed by Egypt, Youm7 reported.
Genina added during an interview with Egyptian television Channel 2 that corruption in state facilities amounted to 200 billion EGP last year. He said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab assigned him to investigate corruption and to announce regulatory reports to the public.
Al-Masry Al-Youm reported that the Cabinet assigned Genina to revise all state documents and report all the corruption within financial and managerial authorities in the state.
In February, Genina reported that ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s salary in one year was nearly 800,000 EGP, and it was clear to authorities that he gave himself an illegal annual bonus and incentives. He also said large amounts of money were given to Morsi’s allies during his travels abroad, and the former president had hired people with criminal records.
Genina also criticized the government for the absence of Central Auditing Authority officials from an annual conference on the state budget deficit, held at Ain Shams University.