Lahcen Daoudi, the minister of governance and public affairs, called on Moroccan citizens to combat corruption and monopoly over prices during Ramadan.
He noted that committees for controlling prices and goods will fulfill their roles in this regard.
In response to a question during a meeting on Tuesday, April 30, Daoudi stated that Moroccans also bear responsibility because the committees cannot monitor everyone “in every street.”
Daoudi said government bodies in charge of price and goods control have set up hotline numbers for Moroccan citizens to report cases of corruption and monopoly.
If they receive reports, the bodies must then carry out their fuller duties, added Daoudi.
Amal Maysara, a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) in the House of Councilors, called for the government to tighten controls during Ramadan and deal with anything that could compromise Moroccans’ purchasing power.
Maysara appealed for effective procedures to guarantee short- and long-term control of food for health. She especially stressed control over fish, fruits, and vegetables.