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Thursday 15 April 2021

Generalizing Social Protection, 'Societal Turning Point of Extreme Importance' - Political Scientist

Generalizing Social Protection, 'Societal Turning Point of Extreme Importance' - Political Scientist

Generalizing Social Protection in Morocco is a "societal turning point of extreme importance," political scientist Mustapha Tossa said on Thursday.

"It is a societal turning point of extreme importance that we have just witnessed with the generalization of social protection in Morocco. By inspiring this policy, HM King Mohammed VI is within his role of protector of all Moroccans, especially the poorest and most deprived," Tossa told MAP, commenting on the launch of this project during a ceremony chaired by the Sovereign on Wednesday.

With this vision "Morocco changes course and standing," the expert pointed out. By taking this decision, the Sovereign puts Morocco in the realm of large countries which place the protection of their citizens, especially the poorest, on top of vital priorities, he added.

According to Tossa, such a vision based on the principle of solidarity between the multiple components of Moroccan society "will serve as a launching ground for the new development model" being developed in Morocco.

The adoption of such a strategy "aims of course to strengthen the bonds of solidarity between Moroccans but also to protect the multiple springs of its economic dynamism," he added.

The Moroccan state becomes a "protective and supportive state. A distinction of the great social democracies whose effectiveness was severely tested by the Covid-19 pandemic and its health consequences," Tossa concluded.

MAP 15 avril 2021