Rabat - Habib Choubani, a member of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and Minister in Charge of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society, claimed that the democratic history of Morocco is still very short, stressing that it’s impossible for any government to end corruption in a very short time, even if it was led by prophets.
Rabat – Habib Choubani, a member of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and Minister in Charge of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society, claimed that the democratic history of Morocco is still very short, stressing that it’s impossible for any government to end corruption in a very short time, even if it was led by prophets.
“Even a government of prophets can’t end corruption in five years, if there was no collective consciousness to engage in the fight against this phenomenon,” said Habib Choubani, while co-chairing a conference Saturday in Madrid.
“The Moroccan community should have a culture of reform against the culture of corruption-that dominates currently-in order to cope with the phenomenon. Without a counter system, it will be impossible to end corruption even if caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab came to lead the government himself.”
Habib Choubani claimed that Moroccan history “is still very short, in terms of democracy,” according to Hespress.
“Even the parliament, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, witnessed many interruptionsandsetbacks during this period, taking into account its major role in the democratic practice.”
The Minister in Charge of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society went on, “That’s why we Moroccans are still a people who are making their way toward the right direction, in order to build a society with real grounds for a state of law and institutions that preserve the dignity of Moroccans, wherever they are.”
“This is not ignorance and minimizing all what the kingdom has achieved so far. Moroccan history has also witnessed many reconciliations and reforms, along with these interruptionsandsetbacks. » Choubani added.
Choubani was speaking at a conference organized by an association of Moroccans living in Spain, held at a hotel in Madrid. He claimed that the years after independence in 1956 “were not entirely harmonious and comprise of cooperation and construction. By contrast, there were many conflicts and confrontations, because the state wanted to control society.”
“In that phase, society wanted to weaken state. Between the opposing approaches, many opportunities to build Morocco were wasted. Afterwards, Morocco woke up to find itself with a weak state and society.” Choubani concluded, ‘’confrontation was such a disastrous choice by the two groups.”
Edited by Timothy Filla