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Rising prices, major concern of the Executive

During the press briefing held at the end of the Government Council, which met this Thursday, April 6, 2023, under the chairmanship of the Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch, the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, Spokesperson of the government, Mustapha Baitas, said about the high cost of living, that it was the major concern of the Executive.

Admitting that in terms of fertilizers that contribute to appropriate agricultural production, the Kingdom did not have all the fertilizing materials despite the enormous contribution that OCP dedicates to the agricultural sector to make it more efficient, it completed its import needs. However, in view of the global situation, all substances have increased.

The government pays great attention to the supply of inputs used in agricultural production in order to broaden the access base to them and make them accessible to farmers at reasonable prices, thus preserving Morocco’s leadership as a productive country in the world.

That said, the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, Spokesperson for the Government, made it clear with regard to the rise in food prices that the government was following the issue very closely and that it was mobilized to deal with it. . Regular meetings are taking place on this subject, he said, and new ones are scheduled, with the sectors concerned, for tomorrow at the initiative of the Ministry of the Interior,” he said.

“Government intervention is not limited only to market control,” he continued, “it also ensures increased production and support for producers to supply the market in quantity. sufficient, especially when it comes to foods that are in high demand during the holy month of Ramadan.

And to add, that the government is ready to take new measures if necessary to maintain food prices at reasonable levels. “Our data from price control efforts are concrete.”

In addition, Mustapha Baitas, and referring to the report of the High Commission for Planning (HCP), replied: “I am not very impressed by these reports, because their content differs according to the perception of each institution”. The HCP had indeed indicated that inflation in Morocco is the result of internal and not imported factors. The Institution had clarified that, “inflation is imported, but there are positive indicators of a fall in prices due to the changes occurring at the international level”.



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