King Chairs Meeting on Implementation of Measures Outlined in Throne Day Speech
King Mohammed VI chaired in Al Hoceima Sunday a meeting on ways to implement the priority measures in the economic and social areas outlined in the Throne Day speech he had delivered earlier, a statement by the Royal Office said.
During the meeting, attended by Head of the Government and several cabinet members, the King insisted on three top-priority issues. These relate to the restructuring of national social welfare programs and policies; the acceleration of the reform of the investment framework and support for businesses, particularly with a view to creating more jobs; and finally, the development of the 2025 action plan in the field of water, the statement said.
In his speech, King Mohammed VI called on the Government and institutions concerned to take urgent measures and muster all the means required to deal with emergencies that arise from a lack of access to drinking water and to water for irrigation and livestock, especially during the summer.
He insisted that the national water plan should address the various issues relating to water resources for the next 30 years, stressing the need to maintain the dams building policy.
The King also emphasized at the meeting with the cabinet members the necessity to adopt, as soon as possible, a set of provisional social measures, awaiting the finalization of the planned reforms.
In this vein, he stressed the need to give strong impetus, as of the next school year, to school enrolment programs, to combat school drop-out, and to promote early childhood education, school transportation, school canteens and boarding schools.
He also called for the launch of the third phase of the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) and to address the dysfunctions marring the RAMED health system, the Royal Office said.
The Sovereign also urged the ministers concerned to coordinate their actions, ensure total synergy between the various stakeholders’ work, adopt a participatory approach and focus on achieving goals, because citizens expect tenacious work and tangible results, the statement said.
King Mohammed VI on the other hand underlined his determination to follow up personally the progress made in implementing the projects and reforms, the statement said, underlining the King’s firm resolve to find realistic and innovative solutions to the various problems posed, in a spirit of national mobilization.