The Casablanca City Council plans to launch a “ cleanliness police“, similar to the administrative police, with a budget of 30 million dirhams (MDH), with the aim of reducing human behavior that pollutes the environment, in particular the abandonment of waste in the street.
According to data collected by MoroccoLatestNewsthe Municipal Council of the economic capital of the Kingdom expects the level of offenses related to non-compliance with cleanliness to reach 50% by the end of 2028, as part of an action program by the city that spans from 2023 to 2028.
Our sources said some 20 sworn officers will be responsible for issuing offences, while the Council, led by Nabila Rmili, plans nearly two hundred field interventions over the next six years.
In detail, the Municipality of Casablanca will finance 70% of the estimated budget allocated to the cleanliness police, while the Ministry of the Interior will finance 30% of the budget, our sources report. Out of a total budget of 30 MDH, a sum of 10 MDH will be allocated this year, while the remaining 20 MDH will be released next year.
The Municipal Council of Casablanca, which is thus seeking to provide the city with a cleanliness police unit to meet the challenges imposed by the climatic situation, will organize consultation workshops with the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) and the Ministry of Justice, as well as with the control inspectors at the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, as well as with the Local Development Company (SDL), Casa Baia.
In addition, the public authorities must define the legal and normative framework of the cleanliness police before its entry into force, then define the tasks which will be entrusted to it so that they do not overlap with those of the environmental police. . In addition, the areas of intervention of each actor must be clearly defined to avoid any ambiguity, while mobilizing the necessary financial resources and launching a call for tenders to acquire the necessary equipment.