The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) announced that it has reviewed recently results of reports issued by some international institutions. The most recent one was a report classifying Egypt on corruption issues, linking the spread of corruption with hindering development efforts. This recent report, which was issued by an international non-official body, disregarded the fact that Egypt’s classification was advanced this year with more than ten degrees as a result of the State’s efforts in preventing and combating corruption. Those efforts are regularly getting published by various media.
Despite the importance the authority places on the criteria, contents and details of those international reports on transparency and fighting corruption did not put the ACA’s effort in consideration.
The authority adopts, however, a national strategy prepared in coordination with all national bodies. The main objective is protecting interests of the citizens, preventing corruption but also to keep the citizens informed with all of these efforts.
The ACA also supports the national project which is currently being implemented and implies a digital transformation of the state services.
In the same contexts, a bunch of laws were issued to reduce administrative corruption such as the law of contracts concluded by the public bodies (the law of tenders and auctions), the Electronic Crimes Law, amendments to the Income Tax Law, and many procedures to implement the government procurement system electronically.
The President has also set up a committee of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, the Administrative Control Authority, Ministry of Housing to review the national projects being implemented.
The ACA concluded that those international reports that disregard the national efforts- aim at decreasing citizens’ trust and getting them to question the efforts. The reports do not give the real picture of the development efforts in Egypt.