3 Irrigation Ministry officials hosed over 100K bribe
Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy - YOUM7/Karem Abdul kareem

CAIRO: An engineer and two administrators of the Ministry of Irrigation have been arrested for accepting a 100,000 EGP ($12,450)  bribe in exchange for licensing a club with a Nile River view, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

A ministry official told Youm7 that the trio had agreed to a 60,000 EGP down payment, and were expecting to receive the rest after the club’s licensing.

Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi announced last week he had formed a committee to address corruption in the ministry, per orders from the presidency to root out graft.

The former minister of agriculture Salah Helal was arrested in mid-September for corruption, hours after he tendered his resignation to President Sisi. A subsequent inquiry led to 11 ministry officials being charged with embezzlement.

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