Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Egyptian government responded, on Thursday, to reports circulated by activists on social media about “deleting 14 million citizens” from those eligible for support and the subsidized bread system, stressing that what is reported about this is a “rumor.”
This came in a statement by the Egyptian Prime Minister on Facebook, in which it said: “A rumor: 14 million citizens have been removed from the recipient of subsidized food subsidies and the subsidized bread system .. There have been news on some websites and social media pages about the deletion of 14 million citizens of those eligible for food subsidy and the subsidized bread system. The Media Center of the Council of Ministers contacted the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, which denied the news, confirming that there is no validity to omit 14 million citizens from the recipients of the subsidy subsidy and the subsidized bread system, explaining that the beneficiaries of the food subsidy and the bread system continue to dispense all their decisions naturally and regularly, Stressing that the process of elimination and exclusion is carried out according to specific and precise criteria, and that what has been deleted is not eligible for support, such as duplicate names, wrong national numbers, as well as deaths. Ration. “
And she continued: “In a related context, about 568,000 new ration cards were issued to the most needy families during the previous period, and in accordance with the rules, the newborns of these families are added with a maximum of 4 individuals for any new ration card that is issued or individuals are added to existing ration cards. Already”.
She added: “In the end, we call on all media outlets and social media users to investigate accuracy and objectivity in publishing news, and to communicate with the concerned authorities to make sure before publishing information that is not based on any facts and leads to angering citizens, and in the event of any complaints related to the lack of food supplies. In the governorates, please report it through the Consumer Protection Agency’s hotline 19588. “