Moroccan King Chairs Launching Ceremony Of Project To Generalize Social Protection

Moroccan King Chairs Launching Ceremony Of Project To Generalize Social Protection

Fez, April 15 (TNA) Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Wednesday chaired the launching ceremony of the implementation of the project of generalization of social protection and the signing of the first related agreements at the Royal Palace of Fez on Wednesday.

This Royal project, which will initially benefit farmers, craftsmen and professionals, traders and independent service providers subject to the unified professional contribution scheme (CPU), the auto-entrepreneur scheme or the accounting scheme, will be extended, in a second phase, to other categories with a view to ensuring the effective generalization of social protection to all citizens.

After the screening of an institutional film on the various initiatives undertaken by HM the King in the social field, the minister of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform, Mohamed Benchaaboun, delivered an address before the Sovereign in which he stressed that this project is in line with the guidelines contained in the last Speech of the Throne Day, as well as in the one addressed by the King on the occasion of the opening of the 2020 legislative year, and related to the launching of a great reform project for the generalization of the social protection for the benefit of large groups of citizens.

This ceremony was attended notably by the Head of Government, Saad Dine Otmani, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, the Speaker of the House of Advisors, Hakim Benchamach, HM the King's advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui, and members of the government.

The implementation of this large-scale societal project constitutes a starting point for the achievement of His Majesty the King's aspirations in favor of all the components of Moroccan society, in terms of responding to the challenge of the generalization of social protection, and represents, moreover, a lever for the integration of the informal sector into the national economic fabric, so as to guarantee the protection of the working class and its rights, as well as a decisive turning point on the path towards the achievement of the balanced development and social and spatial justice under the wise guidance of His Majesty the King.

The minister also noted that as part of the implementation of the High Royal Directives, the government was keen to prepare a framework law whose outlines were presented before His Majesty the King during the Council of Ministers of February 11, 2021 and which was approved by the Parliament.

On this occasion, the King chaired the signing of three framework agreements on the generalization of the basic compulsory health insurance for the benefit of the category of professionals and self-employed and non-salaried persons exercising a private activity.

The first framework agreement concerns the generalization of compulsory basic health insurance for the benefit of traders, craftsmen, professionals and independent service providers subject to the unified system of professional contributions, the auto-entrepreneur system or the accounting system, which includes more than 800,000 members.

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