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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Drawing the line between public/private responsibilities

In the unlikely event you needed a reminder: Not everyone in this country thinks the private sector should take the lead in the economy. Witness Ashraf El Berbery, who writes for Al Shorouk that the government is neglecting its role in providing public services to low-income groups as it looks to close its budget deficit. The “blurred line” between public and private sector responsibilities, he says, is particularly clear at the ministries of housing, transportation, health and education, where he claims the government is looking for “profit” and not focusing on how to provide low-cost services to a wider segment of society.

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