Rabat - The government has announced it will implement the directives made by King Mohammed VI in his Throne Day speech in six key measures.
Rabat – The government has announced it will implement the directives made by King Mohammed VI in his Throne Day speech in six key measures.
The announcement was made on Thursday during the weekly meeting of the government council. During the meeting, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani said the royal speech pointed to “several” discrepancies and problems affecting the management of the public sphere.”
These are the six measures, as laid out by El Othmani:
1 – Reforming regional investment centers
Regional investment centers were among the public institutions criticized by the monarch in his speech. King Mohammed VI called most of these centers “a problem,” which impede investment instead of helping it.
The government said they will introduce a reform to enhance the performance of regional investment centers.
An inter-ministerial commission, overseen by the Ministry of Interior, will be set up to monitor the makeover of these centers.
2 – Tightening up public administration
The government announced its aim to fix the shortcomings of public administration, which was heavily criticized by the King.
The monarch said public administration is suffering from “poor governance and weak performance,” in comparison with the private sector which is attracting the “best human resources that are trained in our country.”
To fix this situation, the government decided to form another commission in charge of reforming public administration. The commission will consist of several departments and presided by the Ministry Delegate in Charge of Reform of Administration and Public Service.
3 – Greater interdepartmental interaction
El Othmani said the government will urge each department to contribute with “concrete suggestions” on how to to implement the royal instructions.
The suggestions, which will reflect how each concerned ministry will have responded to the king’s speech, are to be submitted to the presidency.
El Othmani said that the government’s departments have to be “mobilized” in order to meet the aspirations of Moroccan citizens.
4 – Simplifying administrative procedures
In order to make public administration more efficient, the government announced its aim to make administrative procedures simpler. El Othmani said the elaboration of measures to achieve this goal will be announced as soon as possible.
5 – A colloquium for regionalization
The government announced the organization of colloquium on regionalization.
In the four months since the current government was appointed, the debate over regional economic disparities resumed as the unrest in Al Hoceima spilled over to other regions where local populations believe that they are marginalized.
6 – 100-day government assessment
The government’s record during the first 100 days of its existence was the sixth announced measure. El Othmani said that his cabinet will soon publically detail its achievements during this period.