CAIRO: Hundreds of street sweepers protested in front of the Giza Cleanliness and Beautification Authority (GCBA), Tuesday, Sept. 25, demanding the dismissal of its chairman, Major General Ahmed Abdul Hady.
Protestors criticized Hady’s mismanagement of the GCBA vehicle fleet. They said he refuses to approve general vehicle maintenance, costing the government 2 million EGP (U.S. $289,855) per month.
GCBA employees said Hady hires outside contractors to college garbage at a rate of 50 EGP (U.S. $7.25) per ton, instead of repairing government vehicles. They offered to collect garbage for 3 EGP (44 cents) per ton, but Hady rejected their offer.
Youm7 was able to gain access to the GCBA garage, where they discovered 1,500 vehicles in need of basic repairs like tire changes.
Protesting sweepers confirmed in a statement to Youm7 that GCBA has more than 5,000 vehicles parked in its garages that need basic maintenance. They added that there are 30 new vehicles the Turkish government gifted to GCBA that are not used at all.
Translated from Youm7