Morocco : 76 government officials sacked for allegedly selling state land

Morocco’s interior ministry. Rabat. ©Photo: RR

Casablanca (ADV) – Morocco’s interior ministry has announced the dismissal of 76 government officials following the sacking of the economy minister.

The 76 sacked officials include accountants, as well as presidents of municipalities, provinces, prefectures, and regional councils, who are undergoing investigation for bad management. As long as the investigation is ongoing, the sacked officials are not allowed to leave the country.

The Ministry of Interior is conducting more investigations on some thousands of hectares of state-owned communal lands that have been sold by some government officials to foreign investors at low prices.

The ministry will remove more officials whose jobs are subject to “corrupt” management, with regards to a report by Driss Jettou, head of the Court of Auditors.

The report focuses on the management of the accounts handled by all ministers and is set to ensure transparency in government finances.

Bur-csa – Oumaima Derfoufi – ADV