“One of the biggest problems the Moroccan economy has been facing is corruption, which requires strong efforts as it is one of the most complex issues that require both political and social will, as well as the participation of all those involved,” said Saad Eddine Othmani, head of government. “We have a strategy to combat bribery in the country, in addition to the law of access to information, which is considered revolutionary, disrupting the way for citizens to access information.”
“Poverty has shrunk by 50 percent between 2004 and 2014, and the same applies to fragility, as well as to the changes and distortions that have taken place in the country,” he said. “Lived by the middle class, the fiscal laws of 2018 and 2019 are of a robust social nature, through increased budgets and human resources, with a major focus on health and education,” he said.
“All social programs prioritize the poor and vulnerable and prioritize the middle and weaker classes, but the problem prevails in all parts of the world, including in the developed countries,” he said. “Hence, Taysir program’s beneficiaries rose from 700,000 to 1,100,000, yet another proof that healthcare, pension reforms, and the creation of a unified social security system are effective.”
“Our government has strengths and weaknesses,” he said, adding that “his role as the head of the government is primarily to follow-up on the work of the various government programs, in addition to the arbitration when disputes arise between ministries.” “Some differences are healthy, but we are careful not to affect government work, which makes sure that the overall outcome is beneficial and honorable,” he said.
Othmani did not miss the opportunity without talking about his personal life, as he made it clear that he did not dream of heading the government. “Any Moroccan citizen can become the head of the government, and the ministers in charge neither come from wealthy families nor are all from big cities,” he said.
“There are great things in the country. People who have worked hard to achieve their ambitions will open the door to hope, especially for young people who should contribute to building their country,” he concluded.