Rabat - A brand new scandal for Sports Minister Mohammed Ouzzine. An MP from the party of Justice and Development (PJD) has formally accused the Minister of not respecting the law on public procurement.
Rabat – A brand new scandal for Sports Minister Mohammed Ouzzine. An MP from the party of Justice and Development (PJD) has formally accused the Minister of not respecting the law on public procurement.
Ahmed Jeddar, an MP from the PJD, accused Minister Mohammed Ouzzine of purchasing 15 cars for his ministry without complying with the legislation on public procurement.
In a letter sent to the Head of the government, Abdelillah Benkirane, which was widely shared and commented on social media networks (see below), Jeddar called on Benkirane to open an investigation into the matter.
According to the PJD MP, the minister has allegedly allowed the purchase of 15 cars (French manufactured Citroen) from a dealership in the city of El Jadida for an estimated 2.32 million Dirhams last July.
Not only didn’t the Minister of Sports respect the legal procedures on public procurement, he has also allegedly acquired the fifteen cars from an El Jadida dealership that is believed to be owned by Karim Mzabi, who is no one else but Mohammed Ouzzine’s director of cabinet.
Already under pressure over the Moulay Abdellah Stadium fiasco, which took place during the FIFA Club World Cup earlier this month,Sports Minister Mohammed Ouzzine is now facing the most difficult time in his political career.
Commenting on the investigation launched to determine who will be held accountable for the Rabat’s stadium on Thursday, the Minister said: “I am ready to assume my responsibility and present my resignation.”
The question that everyone is asking at the moment is: can he really do it?