Monday, October 30, 2006

Press Release
The Forum issued the third report about Corruption in Egypt
Corruption in Localities … Defects in the Bases of Democracy

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (DHR) issued its third report about Corruption in Egypt titled "Corruption in Localities … Defects in the Bases of Democracy" on Tuesday, October 31, 2006. Before thus time, the DHR had issued two other reports about corruption in Health sector and the other one on corruption in pre- collegiate educational institutions. This third report consists of 40 pages, focuses on monitoring and documenting the cases of corruption in localities sector in Egypt in 16 governorates (Cairo - Giza - Qaliobia - Alexandria - Suez - Port Said - Ismailia - Menia - Asuiot - Bani Swif - Monofia - Sharkia - Gharbia - Dakahlia - Kafr Al Sheikh - Domitta), as the following:

The number of cases and defalcated amounts of money in different sectors:

Number of Cases Total Amount of Money Sector No.
69 2,245,772 Local Units 1
16 1,013,000 Housing 2
3 240,000 Water 3
2 89,000 Local Councils 4
91 3,587,772 Total  


Wasted amounts of money in different sectors "Wastage of Public Money":

Total Amount in Each Sector The Sector No.
431,419,494 Local Units 1
25,013,747 Housing 2
38,000,000 Endowments 3
8,997,858 Roads 4
70,000,000 sewage system 5
582,000 Youth 6
24,000 Watering 7
574,038,000 Total  


Classifying public officials who commit corruption crimes in localities:

Lower Officials Higher Officials
89 186
Total: 275 officials


Gender calcification for officials:
Number of Female Officials Number of Male Officials
8 267
Total: 275


Total amounts of bribery in governorates:

Amount of Money Governorate No.
1,606,400 Cairo 1
1,164,392 Giza 2
1500 Qaliobia 3
372,000 Alexandria 4
410,000 Suez 5
885,000 Port Said 6
- Ismailia 7
2967 Menia 8
40,643 Asuiot 9
- Bani Swif 10
143,000 Monofia 11
32,470 Sharkia 12
300,000 Gharbia 13
609,000 Dakahlia 14
176,600 Kafr Al Sheikh 15
184,000 Domitta 16
6,152,616 Total  


The report concluded to a number of recommendations, as the following:
The importance of supporting decentralization in governorates and seeking to get rid of the weak relationship between local administrations and citizens, which leads to have irresponsive citizens towards reform and modernization in Egypt.
The report mentioned to the importance of activating oversight bodies in the state to conduct intensive investigations about officials, who occupy positions related to public interests, to ban fulmination of corruption. Moreover, the report calls for releasing the right of information's circulation as well as the initiative of the right of citizens to report about corruption cases and providing them full protection.
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