Parliament's Independent Bodies Committee has given 14 days for Civil Service Commission (CSC) President Mohamed Fahmy Hassan to tender his resignation after the committee found him guilty of sexually harassing a female employee of CSC.
A member of the Committee detailed that the majority of members had passed that Fahmy had sexually harassed a senior research officer at CSC. In addition, seven members of the committee had voted against Fahmy in light of the statements and answers given to the Committee by both Fahmy and the victim.
When the vote taken whether to take action against Fahmy ended all square, the decision was made by a vote in favor by the Chair of the Committee, according to the member who spoke to Haveeru.
“The Committee has decided to submit the case to the Parliament floor if Fahmy refuses to resign within 14 days. Then Parliament would discuss and decide on the issue,” member added.
Member detailed that an ultimatum of 14 days had been given to resign as the President of CSC as he no longer met the criteria stipulated under Article 187 of the constitution for the post.
The female employee has also filed a police complaint accusing Fahmy of sexual harassment. However, Fahmy has vehemently denied the accusations and labeled it as a “blatant lie.”