The partnership is designed to allow Moroccans residing abroad to monitor their properties in Morocco, and to facilitate administrative procedures online.
Rabat – The ministry delegate in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs (MCMREAM) signed a cooperation agreement with the National Agency for Land Conservation, Cadastre, and Cartography, (ANCFCC) on Monday, July 1.
Minister in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad, Abdelkrim Benatiq and the ANCFCC’s general director, Karim Tajmouati, signed the agreement at the ministry headquarters in Rabat.
Through the agreement, which was initially launched on June 12, 2017, the ministry and the agency renew their partnership, for a two-year-term, to promote digitized services. The online services are designed to facilitate administrative procedures relating to property for Moroccans Residing Abroad (MRE).
MOHAFADATI: an online platform to protect MREs’ properties
Following this new partnership, which is part of an ongoing plan to develop Morocco’s e-government services, the ministry and ANCFCC will launch a media campaign to further raise awareness for the ‘MOHAFADATI’ service.
MOHAFADATI allows real estate or land owners to remotely monitor the administration of their registered properties through an online platform.
Previously, MREs had to travel back to Morocco to address any administrative processes for their property, but the ministry hopes that with the new service administrative processes will become much easier.
The platform also seeks to improve the quality of services provided for MREs.
MOHAFADATI also keeps MREs informed about any operation concerning their properties. They are notified via sms or email.
In a reference to the “MOHAFADATI” platform, the Minister stressed that the renewal of the partnership agreement underlines the importance of the digitization project, which has helped to reach a greater number of MREs and facilitated access to ANCFCC services.
To benefit from MOHAFADATI services, owners must fill out a registration form and submit it to the nearest housing authority. The form is available on the ANCFCC website.
ANCFCC director Tajmouati also noted that the partnership’s goal is to bring the administration closer to the citizens.
The collaboration intends to “work hand in hand in the context of a proactive action towards our fellow citizens of the world, to answer questions related, in particular, to the registration of their property.”
Tajmouati stressed that, over the past two years, a number of services have been designed and deployed, including the e-property certificate, the ‘MOHAFADATI’ platform, and the property registry services. He added that “the ANCFCC is resolutely committed to digitizing its businesses and services.”
The MCMREAM and the ANCFCC have pledged to look after the MREs’ struggles regarding managing their properties.
Throughout a period of two years, the ANCFCC has digitized its systems to ensure MREs can protect their properties from spoliation and fraud, thus, ending the era of traveling back to Morocco to acquire the property certificate, or to complete the process of land conservation.