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79 incidents of corruption in September: PFT report

68% of corruption incidents are still under investigation

The non-governmental organisation Partners for Transparency (PFT) documented 79 cases of corruption in Egypt in September.

PFT’s monthly report, published on Tuesday, focuses on analysing the legislative and procedural developments related to the fight against corruption, as well as compiling all the incidents covered by the local media during the month.

According to PFT, September saw the conclusion of the parliament’s first legislative round without any real or concrete participation in developing the legislative environment to fight corruption.

“The parliament did not discuss or suggest any of the laws needed by the anti-corruption system,” it stated.

The report highlighted presidential statements regarding corruption. During President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s participation in the G20 summit in China, he reportedly discussed ways to access more effective financial and economic governance.

The Supply Ministry continues to top the list of corruption incidents in the report. Some 15 incidents were documented, followed by the municipalities sector with 11 incidents. Nine cases were documented in the Health Ministry, followed by the Agriculture Ministry with eight incidents of corruption.

The report pointed out that the category of ‘incidents currently under investigation’ comprised 68% of corruption cases for September, 18% were taken to court, and 11% have not yet been examined.

Cairo governorate still has the largest share of corruption with 21 incidents in September, followed by Giza, Qena, Sohag, and Sharqeya.

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