The distinguished services of a Moroccan gardener led France to award him an honorary award.
Rabat – Abdallah Toughza, gardener of “La Residence de France”, was awarded the insignia of the National Order of Merit on Friday.
France’s ambassador to Morocco Jean-Francois Girault granted the gardener the insignia for his perfection in tending and cultivating the garden of the ambassador’s residency.
Toughza worked as a gardener in La Residence de France since 1987, making it one of the most beautiful gardens in Rabat.
The news has been announced through the French Ambassador’s Facebook page.
The National Order of Merit was founded by the French General Charles De Gaulle in 1963 to reward distinguished merit acquired either in a public, civil or military function, or in the exercise of private activity.
It is the second national order, after the Legion of Honor. Foreigners can also receive the award if they have distinguished themselves through their services for the French state.