Morocco: Appropriation bill for fiscal year 2022 examined at Ministers’ Council

King Mohammed VI chaired Sunday, October 17, a Council of Ministers, which was devoted to the examination of the General Guidelines of the appropriation bill for the fiscal year 2022, the adoption of a draft organic law and a number of international agreements, as well as appointments to senior positions.

In this vein, Mohamed Benchaaboun, has been appointed Morocco’s ambassador to France and Youssef Amrani ambassador to the European Union, a statement of the Royal Palace said.

During the Council, Minister of Economy & Finance Nadia Fettah Alaoui made a presentation on the general guidelines of the appropriation bill for the year 2022, that was drafted, she said, in a context marked by the recovery of the national economy, the lessons learned from the management of the pandemic crisis and the beginning of the implementation of the Development Model as a national responsibility requiring the participation of all energies and forces of the country.

The draft budget plans measures to bolster economic recovery, in order to allow the various sectors to regain their dynamism and to improve their capacity to preserve jobs and create new ones.

The draft provides for the operationalization of the Mohammed VI Fund for Investment, the implementation of the investment charter, the improvement of the business climate and the implementation of the framework law relating to the tax reform.

The government will take urgent measures to support young people’s employment, encourage their initiatives, breathe new life into the program “Intilaka” through the launch of a new project “Al Forssa” (opportunity) which aims to finance youth projects without preconditions.

At the level of social protection, deemed as a priority project, the draft provides for continuing the implementation of the generalization of the Basic Compulsory Health Insurance for the benefit of non-salaried workers. The year 2022 will mark the launch of the second phase of this major project concerning the expansion of the beneficiary population to vulnerable and poor categories, currently benefiting from the Medical Assistance Scheme “RAMED”.

At the same time, the necessary measures will be taken for the gradual generalization of family allowances, through the implementation of the Unified Social Register, special attention will be paid to the social integration of people with disabilities, in addition to establishing the promotion of gender equality in various economic and social areas.

The draft also pays a special attention to education through accelerating the generalization of pre-school education, strengthening the basic knowledge of children from primary school onwards and supporting the education of children from poor categories, especially in rural areas. The government will ensure the reform of teachers’ training system and the rehabilitation of training centers.

Under the draft, the government will work to launch a deep reform of the health system in order to rehabilitate the health sector and accompany the generalization of social protection.

Additionally, it will pursue the reform of the public sector and reinforce governance mechanisms, particularly through the acceleration of the implementation of the advanced regionalization project, the simplification of administrative procedures, and the generalization of digital administration.

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