Rabat – Driss Jettou and the Court of Auditors is set to audit seven Casablanca-based promotion and development companies, reports Assabah daily in its weekend edition.
The first visits by the Court of Auditors are scheduled in the coming days.
This is the first time in ten years that these companies will be subjected to an audit.
The first company, Casablanca Aménagement, was created in October 2008. Three other companies were established soon after.
The last three of the seven, Casa Heritage, Casa Events and Animation and Casa Prestation, were launched in April 2015.
According to Assabah, the seven companies have faced controversy and criticism since their inception, especially among members of the city council, who accuse the companies of encroaching on the prerogatives of the municipality.
Recently, the city’s complaints are directed at the companies’ allowances and deficiencies in human resource management.
According to the same source, these companies have never submitted reports of their activities to the city council.
The municipality also notes that periodic boards of directors reports from the respective firms have never been submitted, as required in Article 131 of the laws governing communes.
Assabah adds that these companies are also suspected of squandering public funds, explaining that the companies were paid MAD 3 million to create the city’s logo, while the municipality indicated that it should only have cost MAD 50,000.