Akhannouch: Everything has been done to preserve the purchasing power of Moroccans

The head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, affirmed that several measures have been taken to mitigate the impact of soaring prices on the purchasing power of Moroccans.

In an exclusive interview with MoroccoLatestNews, Akhannouch clarified that the support allocated to the transport sector is intended to avoid the repercussion of the increase in transport prices on the daily lives of citizens, through an increase in the prices of goods.

The Executive has “provided support to carriers so that citizens do not suffer from an increase in transport rates, but also to truckers so that the prices of goods remain stable“, he detailed.

The head of government also returned to issues of concern to the street, such as gas where the price of the cylinder remained fixed at 40 dirhams while it is equivalent to 120 dirhams, sugar whose price has not changed.

“We have targeted a certain number of products and we have put in place a belt so that they do not increase in price and among the main materials which have not suffered increases is electricity. We have not increased electricity prices,” he said.

The price of Kwtt/h here in Morocco is 0.8 dirham excluding taxes, said the head of government, adding that it is the state budget that pays for the remaining difference, and “today the load is heavy,” he said.

“To produce electricity it (State) needs 20 billion dirhams, or 2 billion dollars, now it needs 4 billion dollars to do so. Where are we going to find these two billion more if there is no increase in the price of consumption? The State has preserved and maintained prices by helping the company (ONEE) while waiting to move on to another stage, which we hope will be better for prices,” added the Chief Executive.

Finally, Aziz Akhannouch acknowledged that the situation that Moroccans are currently going through, and the living conditions are “very difficult”.

“Whenever we can intervene to help citizens, we do so but within our means. This exercise has its limits,” he argued.

The government is responsible. He has made commitments, he assumes them and will spare no effort to honor them.despite a very unfavorable economic situation“, Akhannouch promised.

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