A new scandal in Egypt: special job for the president’s son !

The son of president Morsi who graduated last year from the Faculty of commerce, has been appointed to a new job at the Holding company for Aviation and Airports.
His job is to “Control the expenditure of financial loans given to the company by the World Bank”.
The only qualification to get the job was: to pass an examination in English language and PC knowledge.
Millions of Egyptians graduated since more than 10 years did not succeed in getting a job even as a clerk in a cleaning company.
The starting salary of the president’s son is more than 5.000 $ per month, while the minimum salary in Egypt is around 40 $ per month?

Egyptians ask themselves: when the president’s son went to do his examination at the company he was accompanied by a large number of security officers and body guards with many security cars!
then how is he going to do in his daily trip to and from the company? is he really going to stay with other colleagues? or he must have a separate secured building to stay in?

Official Defends Hiring Son of Egyptian President

By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press
CAIRO February 14, 2013 (AP)

Egypt’s aviation minister says the hiring of President Mohammed Morsi’s son to a highly-paid government job was justified, dismissing accusations of nepotism.

Wael el-Maadawi told the state MENA news agency that Omar Morsi went through regular procedures before he was hired by the state holding company for airports and aviation.

An airport official familiar with the appointment said Thursday that Omar, one of the president’s five children and a recent university graduate, got the internally-advertised job in a department that usually hires with a starting monthly salary of $5,000.

Such a figure is unheard of for new graduates in Egypt, where the starting salary for a government job can be as low as $75.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to talk to the media.

Minister denies nepotism in hiring President’s son

Article by:
The Globe and Mail

The appointment of the Egyptian President’s son to a high-paying job at a state-owned company raised accusations on Thursday of nepotism in the country where the unemployment rate hovers at 13 per cent and many university graduates are out of work.

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