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General prosecution deposits EGP 4bn in state treasury

Government waging campaign against administrative corruption since 2015

The general prosecution announced on Tuesday that it deposited EGP 4bn in the Egyptian state treasury.

The sum comprises fines paid and money confiscated from embezzlement and corruption cases, as well as assets from retrieved state land.

Last May, Partners for Transparency (PFT) tracked the number of corruption cases in Egypt, counting 75 of them.

Meanwhile, judicial authorities in May investigated 48 corruption cases, while 15 were under trial and seven were adjudicated.

The state has been waging a campaign against administrative corruption since 2015.

The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) also signed a cooperation protocol with the World Bank regarding enhancing governance oversight.

The ACA recently initiated a media campaign through televised advertisements to spread awareness against corruption.

In a similar context, a committee was assigned to retrieve infringed upon state lands, following President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for the police and military to end illegal land acquisition. Al-Sisi further criticised the performance of the government, urging it to improve and forcefully settle the legal status of lands seized by force.

A total of 968 corruption incidents took place in Egypt in 2016, according to the PFT.

The report is the 23rd to be published by the organisation, which tracks corruption cases in governmental institutions through information circulated in different media outlets.

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