Morocco’s Prime Minister: Individuals “Above the Law” use power and real estate “to get rich in 7 days”
By Mohamed Hikal
Morocco News Tribune
Taroudant, Morocco—Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane said during the monthly hearing about public policy session held at the House of Councilors last Tuesday that access to real estate has become out of question. Mr. Benkirane held what he called “individuals above the law” responsible for the deterioration of this type of business.
These individuals, according to Mr. Benkirane, use their power and leverage to get firm hold of this domain, making it impossible for ordinary citizens to benefit from its services, Asahra Almaghribia newspaper reported.
During the session about “State’s real estate policy, socio-economic development and constraints”, the Prime Minister talked about lobbies with full control over real estate, both legally and illegally, since it has become the fastest and d shortest way to wealth, According to the same source.
To tackle this issue, Mr. Benkirane promised that he would soon call for a national debate in order to hammer out possible solutions for this dilemma.
Besides, the Prime Minister admitted that his government is unable to manage the issue of shanty towns in Morocco. However, he suggested that the government will adopt the “Iron fist Policy “to cope with the problem.
Mr. Benkirane confirmed that the facilitation of access to real estate services and setting this business free of all sorts of monopoly and racketeering are among the government’s priorities in order to help the business achieve its utmost goals in the socio-economic development.
The Prime Minister added that the absence of a true and firm governing body and a solid legal framework managing the business are the most noticeable constraints facing the liberation and optimization of this vital sector.