The parliamentary groups and groupings in the Chamber of Councilors marked, on Wednesday, their differences concerning the finance bill (PLF) for the 2022 financial year, the majority considering it a project carrying gains and the opposition raising a lack of depth.
The positions expressed, during a session devoted to the discussion of PLF-2022, oscillated between the interventions of the majority, highlighting the various achievements of this bill and its ambition to meet the challenges of the current stage. , and those of the opposition “considering that it is a classic document which does not deal with all the problems, in particular economic, in depth”.
Thus, the National Rally of Independents (RNI) group underlined that the social question, which constitutes a constant national priority of the government, is strongly present in the PLF-2022, indicating that this bill has put forward the social aspect. with a strong and ambitious desire to implement all strategic projects, in particular the social protection project.
“We would like to salute the great involvement of the government with regard to the implementation of the social protection project, considered as an investment in human capital and which should allow better integration of the informal sector into the national economic fabric”, said the group. For its part, the istiqlalien group of unity and egalitarianism, insisted on the imperative to return to the price cap of raw materials such as gas and flour, following the disproportionate rise in food prices, calling for the opening of a serious and responsible social dialogue, to resolve the various problems, whether social or economic, and to respond to the different needs and expectations of citizens at the village level, particularly in terms of access to health care, a problem which remains particularly complex and multidimensional.
The Socialist Group, for its part, indicated that the strengthening of the national economy must be based on a more efficient investment which is not satisfied only with public investment, but which is also interested in private investment and foreign direct investment, as mentioned in the New Development Model (NMD).
In this sense, the group advocated better mobilization to meet this economic, social and political challenge, through the development of policies aimed at attracting international firms.
As for the Haraki group, he indicated that given the role of the company, in particular as an essential lever of economic and social development and the extent of the damage caused to it by the covid-19 crisis, the PLF 2022 is due to come up with “real stimulating measures” for these entities, in particular those in bankruptcy or in the process of bankruptcy, calling on the government to support small and medium-sized enterprises, which constitute approximately 95% of the entrepreneurial fabric.
According to the same group, this PLF must aim to improve the investment climate and its conditions in Morocco, through “a radical reform” of the administration and the consolidation of digital transformation to keep pace with trends. in which the Kingdom recently engaged. It is also a question of reconsidering the priorities by promoting investment in productive sectors affected by the crisis, such as tourism, agriculture, crafts, transport and, if necessary, the conclusion of new program contracts to support and rehabilitate these sectors.