Some quick statistics about the budget of General Habib el-Adly’s Interior Ministry, as reported by today’s Ad-Dostour:
The Interior Ministry’s official budget as allocated by the government for the current financial year 2006/2007 is the budget is LE9.579 billions.
The budget last year 2005/2006 was LE8.305 billions.
The budget two years ago 2004/2005 was LE7.59 billions.
This basically means the interior ministry’s (official) budget is increasing by roughly LE1 billion a year.
From those LE9.579 billions: 72% goes to the officers’ salaries and rewards = LE6.921 billions.
Salaries back in 2002/2003 were no more than LE4.699 billions.
There’s also an item in the Interior Ministry’s budget called “Investments.” Retired Brigadier General Mahmoud el-Qotri explained to Ad-Dostour that “investments” item refers to building police stations, security directorates, prisons and police officers’ social clubs.
“Investments” over the past five years have been as the following:
2006/2007: LE1.2 billions
2005/2006: LE 903 millions
2004/2005: LE1.21 billion
2003/2004: LE841 millions
2002/2003: LE739 millions
Another item is also described as “Commodities and Services”
2006/2007: LE974 millions
2004/2005: LE834 millions (This was LE200 millions more than the previous year’s)
“Miscellaneous” items (not specified):
2006/2007: LE496 millions
2004/2005: LE730 millions
Now compare the above-mentioned figures to the following:
The budget for housing for the year 2006/2007 was LE4.068 billions.
Although this is an increase by 13% compared to the year before, but the budget for housing for the year 2004/2005 was actually LE5.619 billions.
The budget for Health in 2006/2007 was LE9.145 billions, with an increase of 11% increase than previous year.