El Othmani said that a number of officials are currently under investigation, including some facing trial, but “We have no right to disclose their names before their sentences fall,” he said during the weekly meeting of the State Council on Thursday, February 22.
Based on the intervention of the judicial and anti-corruption authorities, the head of government revealed that dozens of cases are brought before the courts through direct either citizen complaints via the Ministry of Justice’s green number (a corruption reporting hotline) or General Inspections reports.
“These files are all submitted to the authorities before being sent to courts,” El Othmani confirmed.
The head of government added that the National Anti-Corruption Commission will hold its meeting within a month, after all the sub-committees have finished preparing their reports. El Othmani emphasized his intention to give these meetings “great importance.”
“If our country has made progress in the fight against corruption (…) what has been achieved is not enough. We are not satisfied, and we aspire to further progress to achieve the best for our country immediately and in the future. “
To do so, El Othmani revealed that his government is currently reviewing a number of laws and decrees to increase transparency at all levels and has launched a National Complaints Portal, which gives citizens the right to file complaints directly follow up on the reactions of the administrations.
Justice Minister Mohamed Aujjar has previously indicated that his department is also working on 61 projects to battle corruption at the legislative and institutional levels.