CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued decree no. 199 for 2014 to appoint Ali Zaki Sokkar head of the Egyptian State Lawsuit Authority due to his senior status. The current head of the authority Ezzat Ouda reached the legal retirement age on June 30, MENA reported.
Judge Sokkar was the first deputy of the authority’s head, supreme council member and the head of the authority’s south Upper Egypt sector. He served in different positions within the State Lawsuit Authority and he headed the taxes sector in front of different courts.
Sokkar is waiting to be sworn in to his new office in front of Sisi, according to Veto.
The authority’s secretary general Ahmed Abdel Sadeq announced that the supreme council anonymously nominated Judge Sokkar to be head of the authority as of July 1 after Ezzat Ouda retires, Wafd reported.
Abdel Sadeq said that 777 judges at the authority were promoted to different judicial ranks Saturday. Five judges among them were promoted to be deputies of the authority.
State Lawsuit Authority is the oldest Egyptian judicial authority. According to the constitution, it is responsible for protecting public money and representing the state in lawsuits and disputes in Egypt and abroad, according to the authority’s website.