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The Prime Minister of Morocco launches an initiative to employ 250,000 people

President of Morocco's National Rally of Independents (RNI) Aziz Akhannouch on September 9, 2021 [FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images]
President of Morocco's National Rally of Independents (RNI) Aziz Akhannouch on September 9, 2021 [FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images]

The Moroccan Government has launched an employment programme, especially for persons who have lost their jobs due to the Covid- 19 pandemic, and for those who have difficulty accessing employment opportunities, without requiring qualifications. The government announced that it has allocated a fund estimated 25 billion dirhams ($220 million) in 2022.

During its implementation in the years 2022 and 2023, the programme is expected to benefit approximately 250,000 persons under "Awrach" contracts concluded by civil society associations, cooperatives and contracting through nominations and employment contracts.

On Tuesday, Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, revealed the details of launching of "Awrach" program, which aims to employ 250,000 people,, from those who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prime Minister, Aziz Akhannouch, called on the Minister to expedite the activation of the program as soon as possible, provided that it is of the new generation.

According to alyaoum24 website, the entire government with all its sectors will participate in the program, as the Minister stressed that the program will have a territorial dimension and the municipalities will contribute to it, "so that each one takes responsibility within the framework of regionalisation and decentralisation, which was the starting point for working to bring out this program".

Sekkouri presented his vision to the concerned ministers, before extracting the final version of the program. He also discussed the matter with officials of the Ministry of Finance.

The news website added that the government is seeking to bring the program out in a record time, so regional tours were launched and lasted 58 days, in which they stopped in all cities and met with the governors and workers, with the support of the Minister of Interior, where local officials were heard about their priorities to adapt the program with each region.

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