By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, April 20, 2013
The government’s spokesperson and minister of communication Mr. Mustapha Khalfi announced last Thursday during the government ‘s council meeting that the government was unpleased with the content of a TV report broadcast on the state owned Tv. channel 2M in response to the government’s decision to squeeze public spending and more particularly the investment funds.
The Moroccan daily Al Massae reports that Mr. Al Khalfi considered some of the facts presented in the aforementioned report are erroneous, especially those alleging the drop of public projects as a result of austerity measures . He added that such declarations constitute a threat to the economic situation.
Mustapha Al Kalfi asserted also that the government has been trying to overcome all the obstacles that affect investment in Morocco. Sounding a confident tone, the minister of communication made it clear that the government is ready to provide all the explanations underpinning its decision to cut back the investment budget for the current year.
Additionally, the minister of communication offered to provide the public opinion with all the details about the measures planned by the government in order to stimulate growth, support investment and control the trade deficit.
On the other hand, the minister of transportation and equipment , Mr. Aziz Rebbah stressed that some of the complaints about the scarcity of public business deals as a result of the government’s decision “are groundless.” He explained that “such propaganda is an attempt to instill skepticism about the national economy.”
He added that the government is determined to carry out investment projects in building infrastructures related to social development namely education, health, water and electricity in addition to the restructuring of highways, railways, airports and logistics.
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