Amend­ments of NGOs’ Law to be sub­mit­ted to Cabi­net within two weeks

Com­mit­tee al­ready started re­ceiv­ing sug­ges­tions from rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers, says W ally

The Daily News Egypt - - News - By Sarah El-Sheikh

Egypt’s Min­is­ter of So­cial Sol­i­dar­ity, Ghada Wally, stated that the com­mit­tee as­signed to amend the ex­ist­ing Non-Gov­ern­men­tal Or­gan­i­sa­tions (NGOs’) Law, will sub­mit a draft, in­clud­ing all the sug­ges­tions to the Cabi­net within two weeks.

The min­is­ter’s state­ments came dur­ing a meet­ing of the par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee of so­cial sol­i­dar­ity headed by Rasha Ra­madan on Tues­day.

Wally said that the com­mit­tee started re­ceiv­ing sug­ges­tions from all rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers, only a day af­ter its for­ma­tion. She added that most of the sug­ges­tions were sent from top prom­i­nent or­gan­i­sa­tions in the coun­try, the Egyp­tian So­ci­ety of Ac­coun­tants and Au­di­tors, and the Ad­min­is­tra­tive Con­trol Au­thor­ity.

The com­mit­tee is to con­clude work­ing on the law within one month, in or­der to sub­mit to the par­lia­ment soon.

Prime Min­is­ter Mostafa Mad­bouly pre­vi­ously ad­dressed the min­istry in or­der to fi­nalise amend­ments to the ex­ist­ing law within a month.

This came af­ter Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi ap­proved the es­tab­lish­ment of a com­mit­tee to amend the NGOs Law, fol­low­ing the re­quest of one of the par­tic­i­pants at the sec­ond World Youth Fo­rum, held in Sharm El-Sheikh.

In May 2017, Al-Sisi rat­i­fied an 89-ar­ti­cle Law, in or­der to re­place Law 84 of 2002, six months af­ter its ap­proval in par­lia­ment.The law is ex­pected to reg­u­late the con­di­tions of NGOs and its em­ploy­ees af­ter a long time of il­le­gal work.

Ghada Wally dur­ing a meet­ing of the par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee of so­cial sol­i­dar­ity

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