Egyptian Revolution: Corrupt Governor and Thief Appointed Minister
Newly appointed Minister Labib received the title “governor of the streets” by Alexandria citizens after he decided to replace the historical street curbs of black basalt in all the streets of Alexandria, with blocks of concrete 10cm higher, supposedly to improve pedestrian safety. The historical curbstones of black basalt were beautiful and the pride of the citizens of Alexandria, they were replaced with concrete blocks, and as it came out later, not only was the contract given to a company owned by a relative of Labib, but the whole idea of replacing the basalt curbstones was a giant boondoggle implemented solely to favor this company, according to my sources. But even worse, the new concrete curbstones were of bad quality due to a combination of using cheap materials for the concrete as well as a hush-hush curing process. The result was that soon the new curbstones of most streets started to crumble, and they were destroyed even before the company of Labib’s buddy completed the contract. The beautiful old curbstones of black basalt were apparently sold for personal gain of then-governor Labib. And this is how former governor Labib destroyed the beautiful city of Alexandria, whose inhabitants were left very angry and with a crumbling infrastructure.