Former Agriculture Minister and Businessmen Banned from Traveling

Former Agriculture Minister and Businessmen Banned from Traveling

Egypt imposed travel bans and froze the assets of another former cabinet minister and two more businessmen: Amin Abaza, who was Minister of Agriculture under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Abou El Enein, a prominent member of Mubarak’s NDP party and chairman of Cleopatra Ceramics, and a second businessman, Amr El-Mansi. They were being investigated by Prosecutor Ahmed Idris, from the Ministry of Justice on corruption cases.


Their money, real estate property and stock market shares are subject to investigation and this decision includes the wealth of their wives and children.


The decision came in response to all the allegations filed against them in Ismailia.


"Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud prepared an additional list of names of former ministers, businessmen and current officials, after receiving reports that they were involved in corruption, as a prelude to a decision preventing them from travelling in pending investigation," judicial sources said.


Former MP Moustafa Bakri filed two reports to the Attorney General against businessman Ahmed Ezz, accusing him of usurping public money and engaging in monopolistic practices.


Other complaints were also lodged against former premiers, Ahmed Nazif and Atef Ebeid, former finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali, former housing minister Mohamed Ibrahim Suleiman, Hany Helal and Tarek Kamel, accusing them of allocating 127 acres in Sheikh Zayed to establish a private university for the benefit of former Prime Minister Nazif.