Morocco to significantly increase funding for public services

Moroccan King Mohammed VI. Photo : RR

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The Moroccan government has decided to further increase funding for public services.

Significant budget will be allocated to education and health services, according to Morocco’s 2019 draft budget, presented by the Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Benchaaboun to the parliament on Monday.

The government plans to invest 6.8 billion U.S. dollars in education in 2019, a hike of 540 million dollars compared with 2018, and 1.63 billion in health, an increase of 160 million dollars compared to this year.

It also envisages spending of 1.76 billion dollars on subsidies of wheat, cooking gas and sugar, up 465 million dollars from 2018.

The budget draft also includes a rise in public employment with the creation of 40,248 jobs.

The Moroccan King Mohammed VI is keen to building a new economic development model for his country.

The new model is expected to sustain the country’s emerging economy.

According to the king, a special committee will be set up to collect proposals and draw conclusions with options for change and solid implementation.

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