The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) charged eight individuals with corruption accusations in separate incidents in Alexandria, Suez, Ismailia, Luxor, and Aswan.
The first case included three people in Alexandria, some of whom face charges of receiving bribes to facilitate land reclamation. An official at the Customs Department was arrested and charged, after exporting a shipment of goods using forged official papers.
In Suez, another defendant was arrested for forgery of payment receipts, changing information in official papers. In a separate incident in Ismailia, two members of the Ministry of Endowments face bribery charges.
In Luxor and Aswan, two employees were arrested for accepting money to facilitate illegal school admissions and stealing public school books.
Early in December, the ACA referred a preacher affiliated with Al-Azhar’s Islamic Research Complex to court, on charges of inciting sectarianism.
In September, Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) estimated that nearly EGP 140m was wasted as a result of corruption during the month of August only, including embezzlement, bribes, and squandering of public funds. The report additionally highlighted corruption incidents related to the Ministry of Finance.