CAIRO: A total of 25 non-governmental associations have been dissolved per an order by Minister of Solidarity Ghada Wali, over alleged affiliations with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, Youm7 reported Wednesday.
Wali stated that the decision to dissolve the 25 organizations was issued because there were out of service. The organizations are located in 11 governorates, including Cairo, Alexandria, Beni Seuf, Ismailia, Luxor, Damietta, Beheira, Sharqia and Menoufia.
In addition, the decision involved sacking the board of directors of two other associations in Upper Egypt’s Minya and Qalubiya governorates.
According to Wali, as quoted by Youm7, 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 of 2002.
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.
Last year, several NGOs were dissolved for alleged connections to the MB.
In August 2015, Wali dissolved 10 NGOs and discharged the boards of directors of 29 others over alleged affiliation with the outlawed Brotherhood.
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.