Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Launches National Development Campaign


Egyptian media is reporting that the Muslim Brotherhood has launched a national developmental campaign titled ” Together We Build Egypt.” According to a Daily News Egypt report, the campaign has a health, school, and reforestation component:

January 22, 2013 The Muslim Brotherhood has launched the Together We Build Egypt developmental campaign to coincide with the second anniversary of the 25 January Revolution. The campaign is sponsored by the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Brotherhood’s political wing. The Brotherhood held a press conference on Tuesday to launch the campaign; businessmen and representatives from several civil organisations attended. The General Secretary of the Brotherhood, Mahmoud Hussein, said the campaign was a sort of civil support to the government: ‘We call on the media to follow the project to validate its credibility and achievements.’ Moustafa Al-Ghoneimy, the campaign coordinator and supervisor and also a member of Guidance Bureau of the Brotherhood, said the launching period would continue until 22 February. Al-Ghoneimy said: ‘Twenty Cairo-based NGOs along with 800 NGOs in different governorates have joined the campaign.’ He explained that the campaign has three main projects. One is a health related project that aims to provide a free or almost-free of charge health service for the poor. The Islamic Medical Association will contribute medical convoys that would tour the governorates providing free health services, ‘the project should cover one million patients during its first month’ he said. According to Al-Ghoneimy, unnamed businessmen have contributed enough money to repair and maintain 1,850 schools, which is part of the educational aspect of the campaign. Another unnamed businessman is said to have donated 500,000 trees to be planted around Cairo.

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