Soread and ONEE in the lead of the laggards

The average payment period for public establishments and enterprises (EEP) fell to 36.6 days at the end of September 2022, compared to 39.4 days at the same period last year, can we read in the notice published on 1 November by the Observatory of Payment Deadlines, under the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

In the list of the 10 EEP having declared the longest payment terms, published on November 1, the Société d’études et de production audiovisual “ Soread-SA with 320 days, followed by ONEE (National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water) with 121 days, as well as Hassan II University of Casablanca which comes in 3rd position with 107 days.

The two companies at the top of the ranking of the Observatory of Payment Terms are suffering from a difficult financial situation, in particular “ Soread-2M which has suffered losses for ages and relies on the State every year to inject money into its treasury, while ONEE faces the rising cost of energy production, and also relies on the intervention by the State so as not to pass on this increase in costs to electricity bills.

Still in the Observatory’s list of EEPs that declared the longest delays, the Draa-Oued-Noun Hydraulic Basin Agency appears in 4th position (90 days), followed by the National Seed Marketing Company (90 days), and the National Agency for the Development of Oasis and Argan Zones (81 days).

In addition, some EEP behaved like good students by declaring the shortest deadlines, indicates another document from the Observatory, like the Urban Agency of Berrechid-Benslimane which displays a minimum deadline of one day , as well as the Urban Agency of Tetouan, followed by the Urban Agency of Rabat-Salé, the Urban Agency of Skhirate-Témara as well as the Prince Sidi Mohammed Institute of Technicians specialized in Agricultural Management and Trade which displays all the three within 2 days only.

The Observatory of Payment Terms has also published the list of EEPs that do not respond to supplier complaints on the platform dedicated to this purpose, ” Ajal“. Among these EEP is at the top of the list the Entraide Nationale (16 complaints pending), followed by the CHU Hassan II (13 complaints pending), as well as the CHU Mohamed VI of Oujda (6 complaints pending).

It should be recalled that the creation of the Observatory of Payment Deadlines took place in application of the royal directives contained in the speech of August 20, 2018, which referred to the impact of the length of payment deadlines on private companies, in particular medium and small.

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