Al-Tayar Al-Sha’aby political group came out against Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb’s Monday decision which put the National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Solidarity.
The group is also against the resignation of NCDA head Hossam Al-Massah, who had announced he was stepping down on 17 September after Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali had said that she doesn’t understand the disabled.
Al-Massha resigned in protest of perceived disrespect of the handicapped and the council, calling the decision to place the council under the ministry’s control as unconstitutional.
A Monday statement from the group condemned Wali’s behaviour, and said that it disagreed with Mehleb’s decision as it marginalises the role of the council, and puts it in the ranks of national NGOS and associations, which are supervised by the Ministry of Solidarity.
“This undervalues the role of an important sector of the Egyptians,” said the statement.