Rabat - The Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fishing, Sustainable Development and Water and Fishing announced June 19 its plan to “immediately” invest MAD 80 million into cacti to prevent them from being destroyed by cochineals. Under the Pillar II phase of the Green Morocco Plan, harsh measures will be put in place to protect the...0
Moroccans Do Not Benefit From the Liberalization Fuel Prices: Minister
Rabat - Lahcen Daoudi, the Minister of General Affairs and Governance, announced that a new initiative allowing drivers to check the evolution of fuel prices at the pump would be launched in September.
In a press conference on Tuesday, the minister stated that “citizens do not take advantage of the liberalization” of hydrocarbon prices enacted in December 2015. The minister alleged that it was Morocco who had “not provided conditions for good competition.”
Daoudi’s solution of showing consumers all available prices will keep them informed by allowing them “to choose the cheapest petrol stations.” The minister insisted the information “must” be available for citizens.
The minister also announced that while distributors can change the price of hydrocarbons whenever they want, they must alert the ministry before they do so.
Daoudi’s press conference on June 20 took place following three meetings with the interministerial committee in charge of monitoring levels of supply, price, and operations of control during the month of Ramadan.
Daoudi is due to meet Minister of Industry Hafid Elalamy this week to discuss consumer protection.