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Monday 13 May 2019

The Head of government : Progress Report on Government Action is 'Good' and ‘Honorable’

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The Head of government : Progress Report on Government Action is 'Good' and ‘Honorable’

The head of government, Saâd Dine El Otmani, said on Sunday in Tangier that the progress report on government action, details of which will be presented to both houses of parliament later today, is "good and honorable".

El Otmani, who was the guest of the "Maison de la presse" (press house), said that over the past two years the government has "carried out projects, launched reforms and promulgated legislation that have been expected for several decades and at a rate not seen in decades".

He said that the government’s action will be "thoroughly examined and discussed" over the next two weeks in parliament, indicating that figures will be made available to the general public to enable them to form a clear picture of the government's achievements during this period.

He stressed that the government intends to pursue these reforms in a multitude of sectors, adding that the coming years will also see the implementation of several laws, in particular those relating to deconcentration and regional investment Centers.

El Otmani also praised the fact that, for the first time, Morocco's ranking in the Corruption Perception Index jumped 17 places, from 90th place in 2016 to 73rd in 2018. The same is true for the Doing Business report, in which Morocco's ranking rose from 120th place in 2010 to 69th in 2017, then to 60th place in 2018.

Referring to the relationship between the majority parties, El Otmani said that this is "the most united majority in nearly 20 years", adding that government action is taking place "in a flexible and harmonious manner", with the exception of a few divergences that remain "the characteristic of human nature".

MAP 13 mai 2019