Smart bomb for subsidies

Africa Confidential Vol 54 No 21 | 18 October 2013
The smart-card fuel rationing system is about to be launched, says a Finance Ministry source. The government of ex-President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak conceived the scheme and ex-President Mohamed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood team developed it further. However, the system was not implemented for fear of political unrest (AC Vol 54 No 20, Gulf states to the rescue).
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