Several Moroccan news outlets including Le360 and Al Youm 24 quoted anonymous sources confirming the news.
Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit, Minister of Finance and Economy Mohamed Boussaid, and Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch were summoned to attend the meeting.
In order to attend the King’s urgent meeting, El Othmani, Head of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), cancelled attending PJD’s regional council at the Tangier-Tetouan Al Hoceima, scheduled to take place on Sunday in Tangier.
As quoted by Al Youm 24, the meeting is expected to be of the utmost importance. The King may tackle many pressing topics, including both social and economic issues and the Manarat Al Mutawassit project in Al Hoceima.
After the death of local fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri in October 2016, dysfunctions in the Manarat Al Moutawassit project led to protests in Al Hoceima during 2016 and 2017. The problems led the King to dismiss a number of ministers and senior officials and created the opportunity for a government reshuffle.
Firing officials was the King’s response to the Court of Auditors’ findings. The Court, chaired by the former prime minister Driss Jettou, uncovered evidence suggestion officials were to blame for the project delays in Al Hoceima.
The King is also expected to deliver his speech from Al Hoceima. His speech will air on national radio and TV at 9:30 p.m.
Morocco will celebrate the 19th anniversary of the King’s Throne Day tomorrow. The King will chair a reception ceremony on Monday at Tangier’s Marchaine Palace to celebrate his accession to the throne, according to a statement from the Ministry of the Royal House, protocol, and Chancery.
The ceremony will begin at 2:15 p.m. Princesses will host a dinner provided by the King at Marchaine Palace.
On Tuesday, the King will also oversee the ceremony of oath of new laureates of different military ranks, schools, and institutes.