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The Minister chairs a seminar on public sector reform and the project to create the National Agency in charge of strategic management of State holdings and monitoring of EEP performance. : 07/12/2020

The Minister chairs a seminar on public sector reform and the project to create the National Agency in charge of strategic management of State holdings and monitoring of EEP performance.

In implementation of the High Royal Guidelines relating to the profound reform of the Public Sector and the creation of a National Agency in charge of ensuring the strategic management of State holdings and Public Establishments and Enterprises (EEP), the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Administration Reform, Mohamed BENCHAABOUN, chaired, on Monday, December 7, 2020, for this purpose a seminar organized at the behest of his department.

The seminar was attended by Aziz RABBAH, Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment, Mostafa TERRAB, Chairman and CEO of the OCP Group, Fouad BRINI, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Tanger Mediterranean Special Agency , Mohamed Rabie KHLIE, Director General of the National Office of Railways, Zouhair Mohammed EL OUFIR, Director General of the National Airports Office, Badre KANOUNI, Chairman of the Management Board of the Al Omrane Development Holding and Abderrahim EL HAFIDI, Director General of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water.

This seminar was also attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Green and Digital Economy, the Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy, the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy as well as the National Company of Morocco’s Expressways.

During his speech, the Minister of Economy, Finance and Administrative Reform recalled the overall context of the Public Sector reforms following the High Royal Guidelines which constitute a solid basis for the implementation of new governance and strategic management model for EEPs and the launch of an ambitious economic recovery plan. This calls for a new approach to the public portfolio by distinguishing between public enterprises having the character of joint-stock companies, public commercial establishments which will be transformed into joint-stock companies, on one hand, and non-commercial public establishments with or without financial autonomy, on the other hand.

The seminar was an occasion to present the main lines of the EEP reform project and to give an overview of the future National Agency for Strategic Management of State Holdings and monitoring of EEP Performance (missions, scope, governance, etc.) and on the main sectoral holding companies offered in this context. It was also an opportunity to discuss with the stakeholders in these two structuring projects and the strengthening of their membership as well as for the enrichment of the draft laws relating to these projects with a view to their introduction into the approval pipeline.