The RNI member says Anas Doukkali is appointing too many people from his own political party.
By Rahma Ouled Chrif
Rabat – After Minister of Health Anas Doukkali announced his selection of candidates for the positions of health ministry delegates on February 20, a politician from the Rally of National Independence (RNI) party and another former politician questioned the credibility of the list.
Doukkali had appointed colleagues from his Progress and Socialism Party (PPS), prompting accusations that he was exploiting his position in government.
Mustapha Baitas, a member of the RNI’s political bureau, accused the health minister last week of favoring PPS party members when making appointments. Baitas called on Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani to open an investigation, saying it is not the first time Doukkali has been suspected of nepotism.
When Doukkali was the head of the National Agency for Employment and Competencies (ANAPEC), there was controversy over his appointment of the Skhirat regional secretary of PPS, Rachid Sadik. Doukkali appointed Sadik to a position in ANAPEC.
The second allegation of nepotism forced Doukkali’s health ministry to defend his appointments to prevent further conflicts in the government.
Baitas described the appointment of PPS members as “a violation of all the constitutional requirements related to competence and merit and the principle of equal opportunities and criteria of selection to be placed in positions of responsibility.”
The Ministry of Health announced on Monday, February 25, that it had recently started the largest process of opening nominations at all levels of responsibility from central managers to field managers and delegates.
Doukkali stressed that the process was being carried out transparently.
The minister of health emphasized the seriousness of the ministry in its search for efficiency to manage its interests.