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Morocco Approves Creation of National Commission for Digital Development

Rabat – Morocco’s government council approved today a draft decree on the creation of the National Commission for Digital Development, which aims to digitize the Moroccan administration.

The Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, presented the decree, which specifies the members of the commission and the missions they will carry out.

The commission is set to provide a governance framework that would contribute to finalizing the National Strategy for Digital Development.

It will particularly be responsible for presenting suggestions and recommendations concerning the major policies of the strategy, as well as evaluating its implementation and proposing measures to ensure its effectiveness.

Chaired by the Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch, the commission comprises representatives from the public sector, government authorities, and public establishments.

It also includes representatives from the private sector, represented by professional organizations and associations, as well as experts in the digital field.

Mezzour highlighted the “participatory” approach adopted in developing the strategy, which involved holding a series of meetings with citizens and various players in the digital field.

The minister noted that the ideas and opinions of these participants contributed to the drafting of the strategy, with the aim of accelerating the digitization of the country’s public services and transforming the country into a regional digital hub.

This initiative reflects Morocco’s commitment to digital transition as a key to achieving administrative reform.

This vision “has already been defined by King Mohammed VI,” Mezzour said last September during a public debate organized by business-focused magazine La VieEco.

“It is important to simplify and digitize public services and to make it easy, fast, and accessible for citizens, for a good quality of public services,” she added.

Digitizing and simplifying administrative procedures in Morocco also means “simplifying the investor’s path” to the country’s economy, Mezzour stressed.

According to the minister, this would be a major step toward eliminating bureaucratic hurdles and reducing regulatory complexity, which would help foster an economically enabling environment for foreign investors.

Source : Morocco World News