The House of Representatives prepares to discuss the investment charter… and the government seeks consensus

The Finance and Economic Development Commission of the Chamber of Deputies is preparing to begin a general discussion of the draft Framework Law No. 03.22 as an investment letter. Today Tuesday September 13th.

The majority teams of the Chamber of Deputies seek to approve this project, after organizing a study day on it to give it all the guarantees of success and optimum discharge, at the service of the national economy, which urgently needs a strong boost in light of the world economic crisis as a result of the remnants and repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the Russian-Ukrainian war, according to a statement issued by the presidency of the majority teams.

For his part, Mohamed Ghiath, head of the National Assembly team and coordinator of the majority teams, told Hespress: “The House of Representatives is about to discuss a very important text that represents state workshops, which will spare no effort. to enrich the discussion in this regard”, pointing out that the National Association of Independents will organize, together with the majority groups, a study day on the project, in which a group of experts and specialists will contribute, in order to prepare proposals aimed at improve and enrich it.

Ghayath considered that the National Association of Independents party, which heads the government, believes that the approval of this text represents the cornerstone of one of the great goals mentioned in the government program.

The leader of the Agrupación Nacional de Independientes party pointed out that “investment is one of the pillars of sustainable development, it generates added value and makes it possible to provide opportunities for economic integration and social progress, which is the perspective of the social state that constitutes the philosophy of government work, as the Prime Minister emphasized on various stations.”

On the other hand, Salwa Al-Damnati, a member of the Socialist Group and the Finance and Economic Development Committee, considered in statements to Hespress, “This long-awaited project for more than 20 years is of great importance, but the project that the government brought it does not live up to the ambitions and aspirations, and it does not live up to the expectations of investors and the Moroccan community abroad.

The same spokeswoman indicated that the Socialist Group demands that the necessary care be given to this text, and added: “We are against discussing this project in a short time, and we must give parliamentarians enough time to discuss it “, pointing out that the Socialist Group will present a series of modifications to this project, which in several of its articles refers to normative texts, which it empties of content, according to them.

On the other hand, the Ministry in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies seeks to persuade the parliamentary groups to vote for this project.

Hespress learned that the ministry in question had contacted some team leaders to inquire about the project before the general discussion session scheduled for September 13.

These data were confirmed by Idriss Al-Santisi, head of the movement’s group in the House of Representatives.

Al-Santisi said in a previous statement to Hespress: “I was contacted by the Ministry in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies, in order to hold a meeting to consult on the draft Law No. 03.22 as an investment letter. ”.

Al-Santisi confirmed that he preferred not to hold this meeting with the ministry in charge of investment, convergence and the evaluation of public policies, considering that the project is supposed to be discussed first in the corresponding commission.

On the other hand, the speaker praised the content of the bill related to the investment letter, and the seriousness of Mohsen Al-Jazouli, Minister in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies.

This project, presented by Mohsen Jazouli, Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies, before the Finance and Economic Development Committee of the House of Representatives on July 26, aims to “promote the attractiveness of the Kingdom in order to convert it into an international continental pole for direct foreign investment, and develop the business climate”. And reduce the differences between the regions and the workers of the Kingdom in the field of attracting investment.

The project also aims, according to a presentation by the minister, to direct investments towards sectors of priority activities and future professions, and to support national and international private investment projects up to two thirds in 2035, instead of one third, of the volume of investments, and get out of the domain of public investment, and create jobs.

This letter also seeks to create permanent jobs, reduce the differences between the regions of the Kingdom and the workers in the field of investment attraction, direct investment towards sectors of priority activities and future professions, and increase the attractiveness of the Kingdom to convert it in a continental and international country. foreign direct investment pole, promote exports and the presence of Moroccan companies at an international level, favoring the substitution of imports for local production, improving the business climate and facilitating the investment process.