As part of the national mobilization to reduce the impact and risks of the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the values of solidarity and mutual aid to ensure the security, safety, pride and stability of our country ;

And in compliance with the enlightened vision and the high royal will of His Majesty Mohammed VI, may ALLAH assist Him, calling for the creation of a special fund for the management of the Coronavirus pandemic ;

And in application of the constitutional principle according to which solidarity actions must be put in place to cope with the burdens resulting from disasters ;

The Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils commends all royal instructions and initiatives that place the homeland security and the security of citizens above all considerations, and confirms its support for the public authorities throughout the national territory in order to combat this epidemic and lay siege to it, and commends the general mobilization, solidarity and continuous and vigorous action of all civil and military institutions in our country.

The Association also commends the initiatives of the Presidents of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils and their deputies, the Secretaries General of the Councils and their deputies, as well as those of the Presidents of the Standing Committees and their deputies, for contributing an amount corresponding to one month’s salary to the special Coronavirus Fund to support the national effort to combat this pandemic. The Association calls on the other Presidents of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils to also contribute to this fund.

The Association also urges all Presidents of Prefecture and Provincial Councils to allocate surpluses in the budgets of the Councils they chair, or at least a portion thereof, to the Covid-19 Pandemic Management Fund. We ask them to be vigilant and fully involved in this battle that our country is waging to preserve the safety of its citizens.

The Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils expresses its permanent predisposition to serve issues of territorial interest, and calls on the Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils to continue to provide all forms of material and moral support to local authorities in order to facilitate their actions.

May ALLAH protect our country and maintain its stability and security under the high patronage of the Commander of the Believers, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may ALLAH assist Him.

Saad Benmbarek

President of the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils