FILE: Head of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy
CAIRO, May 8 (MENA) - Head of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy has paid tribute to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's decision to release Gharimat (indebted female inmates) on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
In a statement Wednesday, Morsy expressed happiness over president Sisi's humanitarian decision on the occasion of Ramadan, saying the president always sides with the poor to bring back cheerfulness to their hearts.
She added the president has been keen on supporting the Gharimat financially to establish projects for them with the aim of improving their living conditions.
According to Morsy, some Gharimat are put in prisons over failure to pay back trivial debts which sometimes do not exceed EGP 1,000.