In commemoration of the National Trader’s Day, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy (MCINET) organized, this Monday, June 21, a meeting under the theme “Medical coverage: a real achievement. for the trader ”.
The celebration of this day, resulting from the recommendations of the Moroccan Trade Forum, organized in Marrakech in April 2019, is an opportunity to take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the generalization of medical coverage for the benefit of traders. . A large-scale project which responds to the High Royal Guidelines calling for the “generalization of social coverage for the benefit of all Moroccans”.
Speaking on this occasion, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy (MHE) affirmed that “the realization of this historic project took place in a particular context, marked by the pandemic of Covid-19, during which traders played an essential role in the social impetus of the national response, as a supply relay throughout the national market ”.
This professional category, he said, “fully deserves this social asset as vital as its socioeconomic role, and in accordance with royal guidelines, nearly 500,000 traders and their families will benefit from medical coverage.”
This large-scale social project, which has benefited from the fruitful collaboration of all the public institutions concerned and the representative bodies of traders, meets the expectations formulated by this professional category during the Moroccan Trade Forum.
In addition to accelerating medical coverage for traders, the trade recovery plan, implemented by MCINET, on the basis of the recommendations of the Moroccan Trade Forum and the new challenges imposed by the covid-19 pandemic, aims in particular support for the digitization of the sector.
“Moroccan Retail Tech Builder” is a new incubation project for startups in the field of commerce aimed at accelerating the digitization of the sector, by stimulating the development of innovative digital tools, with high added value, benefiting retailers and of consumers.
A partnership agreement between MCINET and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Benguerir (UM6P), relating to the implementation of this project within UM6P, was signed last March.
On the occasion of this meeting, a framework partnership agreement for the revitalization and support of the domestic trade sector was signed between MCINET and the national coordination of professional bodies most representative of the sector. Its objective is to create a sustainable partnership framework between the two parties to support and rehabilitate the internal trade sector, particularly in the areas of digitization and training, to accelerate the implementation of social coverage for independent traders and to follow up on the requests and expectations of affiliates in the sector within a framework of permanent and continuous dialogue.
As a reminder, the trade sector is a pillar of the national economy: it employs more than 1.6 million people, or 15.2% of the active population of the Kingdom and contributes 9% to the national GDP.