CAIRO: A fact-finding committee formed upon directives by President Abdel Fatah al Sisi, commenced Tuesday a probe into alleged corruption and fraud in the state’s public sector institutions, Youm7 reported.
Headed by the chief of the Administrative Control Authority Mohamed Erfan Gamal, the committee was formed Sunday following a statement of the head of the Central Auditing Agency (CAA) Hisham Genena who told Youm7 earlier that “It is difficult to provide accurate figures for the volume of corruption within the Egyptian public sector institutions but it is estimated at 600 billion EGP ($75) billion in 2015.”
The committee comprises of representatives from the ministries of planning, finance, interior and Justice, in addition to CAA deputy chief Hisham Badawi, according to a presidential statement Sunday.
Sisi has affirmed to Gamal the importance of “identifying corruption in the country and confronting it proactively to prevent its occurrence,” according to the statement.
The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) is tasked with monitoring administrative and technical violations in state-run institutions and verifying enforcement of laws and regulations.