The regional secretaries of the USFP are pleased with the quality of the debates that marked their meeting with the First Secretary

Coinciding with the political and social return to school, a crucial meeting bringing together the First Secretary of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces with the regional secretaries of the party, Saturday, September 17 in Casablanca.

This meeting falls within the context of the laborious organizational dynamics at all levels of the party authorities, initiated since the assizes of the last National Congress. It also stems from the deep and unanimous conviction of the importance of the action deployed by the regional secretariats with regard to anchoring the foundations of the new organizational edifice, namely listening, consultation and the spirit of participation.

Moreover, this initiative reflects the constantly reiterated awareness of the central role of the territorial structures of the party in the enterprise of defending the rights of citizens aimed at establishing social and spatial justice on the basis of equity and equality. The meeting, which was sanctioned by a press release from the regional secretaries relating the content of the relevant debates in which all the participants took part, was in particular the opportunity to raise all the dysfunctions penalizing the action of the elected local authorities both at regional councils than to those of the prefectural and provincial councils and of the urban and rural communes. On this, the press release from the regional secretaries indicates that the action of the regional councils was evaluated, particularly since the extension of their powers and following the adoption of the 2011 constitution, being the referential and normative framework for the implementation of regionalization as a strategic option for the local management of public affairs, enshrining the consolidation of regional and participatory democracy and opening up prospects for real development in all its dimensions . In this respect, it was noted that contrary to what one might have expected, with the advent of the current government supported by the same majorities dominating the regions as those composing it, the assessment of the action of the regional councils has turned out to be disappointing and frustrating to say the least for the population. Indeed, as developed in the said press release, the management undertaken by these councils has not only obstructed development opportunities but has in no way contributed to facilitating the expected transition to decentralization and deconcentration, which is delaying and hindering the transformation democracy consisting in correcting the shortcomings of the supposed representative democracy by integrating a participatory scope capable of pursuing the construction of a “new democratic model” of development “associating efficiency with representativeness and participation with the success of the achievement “. On the other hand, there has been a clear decline in the action of these Councils concerning the services supposed to be presented by them to the population as well as in terms of measures that can encourage the attraction of investments help reduce unemployment. And the results of participation in the strengthening of health and education infrastructure have been no less negative. As for the relationship between the structural components within the said elected councils, particularly the regional councils, the meeting did not fail to address the problem of the exclusion suffered by the elected representatives of the opposition. The statement by the regional secretaries of the USFP also pointed out that the governing majorities of almost all the regions have never invested their affiliation with the governing majority in the preservation of the interests of the citizens but have, on the contrary, accentuated bureaucratic forms, nepotism and the tendency of wait-and-see attitude destroying initiative and creativity. The First Secretary of the People’s Forces Party, together with the regional secretaries, took this opportunity to address at length the vital problem of water scarcity, following the alarming drop in rainfall in recent years, but also because of the successive policies followed in the fields of agriculture, irrigation, equipment and energy, marked by hazardous improvisation and frustrating wait-and-see attitude in the face of the decline in the volume of the water table and the filling rate of dams in addition to the consecration of the drought as a structural fact and not only as an exceptional fact. In this regard, it was concluded that the water challenge requires circumstantial and strategic interventions implying the revision of the green generation plan with a view to adapting export agriculture to the structural data of water scarcity and Quickly activate the implementation of scheduled projects relating to the desalination of seawater, the recycling of wastewater and the establishment of dissuasive and binding provisions against all those whose behavior causes loss of this vital matter. And to conclude by emphasizing the crucial need to consider the water crisis as a priority issue that requires special attention from all national, sectoral and spatial policies, just as the next finance law is in the pipeline. obligation to reserve resources commensurate with the water challenge At the end of the work of this meeting, the First Secretary expressed his pride and satisfaction with the action deployed by the regional secretariats and called for more “militantism of proximity” so as to keep the Ittihadies and Ittihadis at the center of all national battles and at the height of present and future challenges, always driven by “the sense of open democratic patriotism”.

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The regional secretaries of the USFP are pleased with the quality of the debates that marked their meeting with the First Secretary

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