The Head of Government said that the cabinet reshuffle was a “success” due to the joint action and “efforts by all.”
On Thursday, October 17, El Othmani acknowledged that the reshuffle was not an easy task, welcoming the contribution and the joint efforts of all political parties.
On October 9, the government unveiled its plan for the new government. The shortlist named those ministers who would be leaving their posts, and new faces on the government bench as part of the cabinet reshuffle.
A striking change that came with the cabinet reshuffle was the reduction of the number of government ministers, from 39 to 23.
Top ministers, such as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch and Minister of Industry and Trade Moulay Hafid Elalamy maintained their positions.
For El Othmani, the reduction of the number of government members was “necessary.”
He said that the move would ensure the “efficiency and a better coordination of the governmental action which will have a positive impact on the implementation of public policies.”
The new cabinet, will “continue carrying out the missions and the objectives laid down in the royal speeches and in the government’s program,” El Othmani said.
El Othmani’s cabinet has been vowing to implement the instructions of King Mohammed VI, who urged the government to come up with a new development model to tackle social disparities and to meet citizens’ growing demands.
“The government is working on clear goals and specific measures,” El Othmani said, emphasizing the importance of accelerating the pace of action in the interest of Moroccan citizens.