CAIRO: Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali ordered on Wednesday the dissolution of 38 non-governmental organizations in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Qalyubia over affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood group, Youm7 reported.
The ministry also decided to freeze the activities of 36 other NGOs and formed a committee to run those NGOs pending investigations over the same cause, deputy social solidarity minister at Qalyubia Mohamed al Sayed was quoted by Youm7 Wednesday.
The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization in December 2013. Following the ruling, a governmental panel was formed to seize and confiscate the assets and property of Brotherhood-linked organizations.
The confiscated assets and properties are to be transferred to a governmental fund established to support governmental organizations and national bodies formed according to regulations stated in NGO Law for the year 2002; Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali was quoted by Youm7.
According to the law, each organization shall maintain a headquarters and board of directors, register with the ministry of solidarity and submit financial disclosure documents, the minister added.
In 2015, several NGOs were dissolved for alleged connections to the MB.
In August, Wali dissolved 10 NGOs and discharged the boards of directors of 29 others over alleged affiliation with the MB.
In September 2013, the North Cairo Criminal Court upheld a decision by former Attorney General Hisham Barakat to freeze the assets of prominent MB leaders, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater.