Egyptian Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, urged governmental institutions to pay all late dues to the oil and gas sector and the electricity sector, bearing in mind the financial burdens the two sectors endure in order to provide their services efficiently. Ismail pointed out the necessity of taking a legal action against officials responsible in any institution for getting electricity illegally, reported Amwal Al Ghad.

Governmental institutions and some of the Egyptian ministries are owing EGP 71 billion to the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, which had Ismail to threaten to cut power off any institution uncommitted to payment schedule of the late dues, in order for the electricity sector to be able to secure energy, a source at the ministry of electricity told Al Shorouk Newspaper.