First government council meeting after holiday: Here’s what to expect

First government council meeting after holiday: Here’s what to expect

In a move signaling the resumption of governmental activities, sources confirmed to MoroccoLatestNews AR that members of the government recommenced their duties on Tuesday, following a holiday hiatus. 

A Council of Government meeting will be held on Thursday under the chairmanship of the Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch, a press release by the Head of Government’s Department confirmed today.

Among the subjects to be discussed at the long-awaited council is the pressing concern over the global surge in fuel prices domestically, after a barrel of oil soared to nearly $90. 

Sources reveal that this economic concern will take center stage at the upcoming council, where a range of decrees and resolutions will be dissected. 

Led by the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, the council’s first order of business will involve an examination of a proposed law pertaining to civil procedure.

Subsequently, attention will shift to the intricate realm of agricultural regulations, as a draft decree seeking to enhance and amend existing protocols surrounding the protection of poultry farms, production standards, and the marketing of poultry products comes under scrutiny.

Additionally, diplomatic matters will be discussed, as the council evaluates an extradition agreement of criminals between Morocco and the Republic of Sierra Leone. 

As the council’s proceedings conclude, the agenda will encompass discussions concerning appointments to esteemed positions, aligned with the constitutional framework outlined in Article 92.

The multifaceted agenda thus spans a variety of pressing matters to discuss.

The MoroccoLatestNews AR source sheds light on the government’s vigilance regarding the oscillations in oil prices, propelled by successive cutbacks in oil supplies from members of the “OPEC Plus” alliance. 

As the price per barrel scales to the height of $87, the government grapples with assessing the potential of offering supplementary support to transport professionals. 

This strategic move aims to mitigate the far-reaching impact of fuel costs on essential commodities and products, safeguarding public transport affordability and the purchasing power of the populace.

It is worth noting that prior to this juncture, the government had already allocated direct support to road transport professionals, rallying against the escalating fuel prices. 

These interventions collectively amounted to MAD 5 billion across multiple installments.


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