Muhammad VI ambitions and Morocco’s renaissance
BECAUSE he works on the basis of the principle “Time and tide wait for no man”, King Muhammad VI issues his directives for completing the series of developmental renaissance on time. This happens after the Moroccans gather all the ideas, inspirations and demands, which never elude, perhaps unintentionally, the constitutional establishments.
At the start of every legislative term, he draws broad lines for the coming period, so that accountability can take place effectively during the periods that follow.
It is on this basis that the Moroccan monarch built the theme of the current development period, which is “Spirit of responsibility and serious work”. This is aimed at enhancing solidarity among various social groups by depending on the concept that a strong country starts with selfsustainment of food.
This is what the king affirmed extensively in the speech he delivered to the members of both Houses of Parliament during the inauguration of the first session of the third legislative year of the tenth parliamentary term. He called for the agricultural sector to become a more dynamic operational field in order to improve the living standards and stability.
Indeed, majority of the developing countries suffer from developmental challenges, but there is a core difference when comparing countries in this aspect.
Considering the fact that Morocco has a special strategic status both in Arabia and Africa, and is geographically close to Europe, King Muhammad VI sets the course of the steps that the establishments should follow for achieving operational competence to ensure sustainable development by constantly encouraging increase in job opportunities in all sectors especially farming because it is the pillar of a strong economy.
There is an important principle in management science — If you want to be strong from outside, you have to build strong pillars from inside. This can only be achieved by following another principle — Creativity in the art of management happens through
appointment of assistants.
On this basis, we see King Muhammad VI rejuvenating the administration from time to time by holding negligent individuals accountable in order to curb damage, and enhance the role of creative individuals.
This view is what makes him call for “consolidation of results in the field of agriculture and establishment of new activities for increasing jobs and generating income especially for young people in rural areas”.
In this regard, it is important to highlight various types of agricultural commodities that are produced in Morocco but exported for manufacturing. There is also vast unused land that needs capital, which can be achieved through foreign investors. This means through partnership between the local and foreign private sectors in the field of agriculture, which is the basis of any renaissance.
In some Arab countries, especially the Gulf Cooperation Council member states, there are facilities for foreign investors such as right of ownership in all fields. If this is available in Morocco, it will undoubtedly attract major renaissance in the agricultural industry and cannery, especially since the king called for mobilizing no less than one million additional hectares for this purpose.
Due to the availability of water and diverse climate, it is possible to generate and enhance contribution to the global finance.
After realizing all these facts, King Muhammad VI instructed to render the current phase as a collective workshop and conduct necessary studies that would allow opening some sectors and professions which are currently not open to foreigners, even though majority, if not all, of the foreign investments need moral incentives.
The land will remain Moroccan and the manpower will also remain Moroccan, while the only foreign aspect in this will be the capital.
Undoubtedly, the highest level of empowerment and enhancement of internal consolidation can happen by reducing the unemployment rate of a country in order to ensure there is time to exercise its regional and global role firmly and strongly.