Judicial personalities refuse to submit income reports: CAO
Hisham Genena - YOUM7/Hisham Said

CAIRO: Some judicial personalities refuse to submit reports to the Central Auditing Organization (CAO) regarding their official incomes, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported head of CAO Hisham Genena as saying Friday.

Attorney-General Hisham Barakat said the Cassation Court are some of the judicial entities that refrain from cooperation with the corruption watchdog, Genena told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Unlike the minimum wage law – which is 1,200 EGP – the maximum wage law has not been adopted although it was first proposed after the January 25 Revolution in 2011. It is proposed to be set at 43,000 EGP.

Genena said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi sent his report proving his “commitment” to the maximum wage law, adding that the Ministry of Defense also submits the reports of its officials.

The Ministry of Interior refused to submit reports at first but started to facilitate procedures in the past few days, Genena added.

In an interview with Sky News Arabia in January, Genena said that financial and administrative corruption in Egypt amounts to 200 billion EGP a year and that the Ministry of Interior prevents CAO from auditing its finances.

Minister of Finance Hany Qadry previously demanded reconsideration of amount at which the wage law is set, citing that it might repel calibers from the administrative system of the state.

Genena was appointed by former President Mohamed Morsi as the head of CAO in September 2012, and has since been “accused” of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, which he has repeatedly denied.

In April, Genna told AP that he conducted the first of kind investigation into presidential spending while Morsi was in office, and found that Morsi’s income amounted to $100,000, which he called a violation.

The Court of Administrative Judiciary recently adjourned a case filed by a lawyer demanding the dismissal of Genena from CAO to Aug. 31.

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