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Sunday, 14 July 2019

Egypt to remove another 400k Kramers from subsidy program

Around 400k people to be struck off subsidy rolls in Kramer purge round four: The government aims to remove another 400k Kramers from its subsidy programduring the fourth phase of the Great Subsidy Rolls Purge, which is running from 4 July until the end of September, Supply Ministry Advisor Amr Madkour told Mubasher. The current phase will purge highly-paid government employees, businessmen who pay high VAT, those who pay import or export customs, and anyone who has a high insurance income. The government has already removed about 500k people from its subsidy rolls since it began implementing the reforms in 2014, Madkour said.

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