NGOs to Discuss Draft Law [Archives:1998/10/Local News]

March 9 1998

The Ministry of Social Affairs has finally started to see light. It has agreed to shelve the inter-ministerial draft of the NGO law. It has accepted the draft that was prepared by a World Bank consultant, as amended by the national NGOs.
Starting from next week, seven workshops will be held in the various governorates to discuss the draft. In April, a nation-wide conference for NGOs will discuss the revised version of the draft.
Meanwhile, the Ministry is approaching various donors for additional funds. The World Bank had already contributed around $300,000 to this process.