CAIRO: Two judges have been appointed by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as deputy heads of the Accountability State Authority (ASA,) according to Sunday’s Official Gazette.
Hesham Badawy, former general attorney of of the State Security Prosecution and judge at Cairo Appeal Court, and Mona Tawhid, one of the officials at the same prosecution, will be deputies for ASA’s head Hesham Genena, Shorouk newspaper reported. They be treated as deputy ministers in terms of the salary and pension.
Genena had no deputies since he was appointed by former President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. He is one of the very few senior officials who were appointed by Morsi and are still incumbent of their posts.
Also a judge, Genena has been repeatedly accused of being a member of the Brotherhood. Reports in 2014 suggested strained relations with the Justice Ministry and the Interior Ministry for refraining from cooperation with the corruption watchdog.
ASA is an independent organization founded in 1942 to oversee public finance, although it is funded by the state. It monitors the finances of public-sector and state-owned facilities and reports to the president.