Marrakech - The beautiful and appealing cities of southeast of Morocco can also be terrible due to their tendency to receive heavy rain, as they did recently. They are featured in tragic stories on the national media. Some people have died, some have lost their houses, and almost all the roads are damaged.
Marrakech – The beautiful and appealing cities of southeast of Morocco can also be terrible due to their tendency to receive heavy rain, as they did recently. They are featured in tragic stories on the national media. Some people have died, some have lost their houses, and almost all the roads are damaged.
The autumn rain often makes people in the region happy and optimistic, because it signals a prosperous agricultural year, a beautiful spring, and a wonderful summer. When all the tourists come back, they find beautiful green spaces.
The southeast attracts thousands of tourists and visitors every year, mainly in spring and summer. However, the fall reveals that the region needs really special care, since it is located among mountains and rivers. People have their houses besides rivers. People still need to traverse rain-damaged paths to get to public places, including schools, souks, and hospitals.
The rain shows a truth that government officials should have been paying attention to for many years. Roads and bridges should be built effectively. People always protest the poor quality of bridges and roads, because many people die every day in traffic accidents on roads going to the southeastern cities.
The region is not poor in terms of resources. It is a destination for world cinema, important for tourism, natural resources, and a great amount of manual workers.
The region is important for other regions in Morocco as well. When roads are damaged, many teachers and workers are trapped in the southeast, and there are no other means to get them to their work in the big cities.
We, the citizens of the southeast, suffer so much whenever it rains. Our houses are not equipped to handle rain, as 60 percent are made only of adobe, and people still suffer from the lack of basic needs.
Those in charge should take serious measures, not only to fix the damaged roads, and take care of the dead, but also to have a strategic plan to promote the whole region.
Tichka, a very windy road connecting Marrakech and Ouarzazate, is nightmare for all travelers. It should have a tunnel, as many southeastern people dream every single night.
Social assistants should accompany students to schools, because the roads are risky. The floods of the past two months have taken the lives of four students.
Many victims passed away in distasteful situations. This should prompt to the government to rethink its development strategies, and pay due attention to these remote areas. Morocco is not only Rabat, Casablanca, and the north. Citizens are not only those from Rabat or Casablanca. The people over mountains are no less patriotic than everyone else and nobody in the country should be left behind.