By Omar Bihmidine
By Omar Bihmidine
Morocco World News
Sidi Ifni, Morocco, July 2, 2012
During a rally organized on Saturday, Abdeliah Benkirane -the head of the government – explained that “Moroccans are looking forward to reform in their country.” Benkirane said that Moroccans are “excited to see the country move forward.”
The rally, which was held in the town of Agouray, near Meknes, 140 km north of Rabat, saw the participation of about 10,000 people. It was organized under the slogan “All for building up the Morocco of institutions.”
“Moroccans whose common denominator is God plus the Homeland plus the King look forward to reforms that can move the country forward and make Morocco the place where every Moroccan knows the responsibility they have to carry on their shoulders,” Benkirane said at the festival.
In addition Benkirane highlighted the fact that Moroccans are hopeful about the future of their country. “Moroccans have faith in their home country as it is on the right track towards democracy,” he said.
Benkirane also stressed that his party-which attained positive results in the transparency-based elections-now aspires to strengthen the ties among Moroccans. He said that the party hopes to revitalize the reputation of the country through cooperation, transparency and openness.
In contrast, the head of the PJD raised some vexing issues facing the country today such as education, justice, housing and other areas he felt needed reform. He reassured that the reform process is already under way, and that in time all the desired goals would be attained.
In regards to the high fuel prices, which the current government refers to as “bold steps,” Benkirane said that the revenues of this initiative would be used to help the needy.” He added that the reform that will be a result of the increase in fuel prices is reserved for the divorced females, widows, and the handicapped.
Regarding employment, Benkirane insisted that Morocco is in dire need of a better education system to meet the everyday requirements of the job market. In his statements he explained that employment must be subject to the inestimable criterion of competence so that equal opportunities can be granted to everyone.