Rabat - In what could be considered a first in the Moroccan parliament, the Authenticity and Modernity Party’ s (PAM) parliamentarians decided to return their past three months' compensation to the Moroccan General Treasury.
Rabat – In what could be considered a first in the Moroccan parliament, the Authenticity and Modernity Party’ s (PAM) parliamentarians decided to return their past three months’ compensation to the Moroccan General Treasury.
This Monday and Tuesday morning, PAM MPs kept to their word, carrying out the Party’s decision to return the three months’ compensation they received to the treasury of state, which they considered to be undeserved because of the Parliament hiatus.
Khalid Adennoun, PAM spokesman and member of its official office, published a picture of a check deposit of MAD 84,000 to the Treasury of the Ministry of Economy and Finance,as well as pictures of Latifa Al Hamoud, another PAM MP, returning her compensation to the treasury.
Last week, 102 PAM parliamentarians voluntarily took the decision to return their compensation by March 13.
As the delay in forming the new government continues, PAM MPs felt that they do not deserve compensation because of inertia experienced by the parliament.
Such compensation amounts to MAD 35,000 per month for each member of parliament, and if all PM MPs commit to the decision, a total sum of MAD 10 million will be returned to the General Treasury of the Kingdom.
The PAM is currently drafting a law to create unified pension system for the members of the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors to ensure that MPs do not benefit from their pension until they reach the legal age of retirement.
According to an article published on the PAM website, the law would also set the MPs and State’s participation fees at MAD 2900 per month, stressing the need to stop the MPs pension in case of their death.It would additionally limit the monthly pension for members of the House of Representatives and members of the House of Councilors at a MAD 1000 per month for each full legislative year.