framework bills approved

Two draft framework laws relating to the reform of the health system and the new investment charter, as well as draft texts relating to the military and armament fields, were approved by the Council of Ministers by HM Le King Mohammed VI this Wednesday, July 13 at the Royal Palace in Rabat.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, concerned, Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, a Council of Ministers during which the adoption of two draft framework laws, a draft law, two draft decrees and a series of international conventions, indicates a press release from the spokesman of the Royal Palace, Mr. Abdelhak Lamrini.

At the start of the Council’s work, the Minister of Health and Social Protection presented to His Majesty the King a presentation on a draft framework law relating to the national health systemwhich was developed in execution of the High Royal Instructions for the revision of the health system so that it is up to the task of the generalization of social protection organized by the Sovereign.

This structuring reform project is based on four fundamental pillars:

First pillar: adoption of good governance aimed at strengthening mechanisms for regulating the action of actors and consolidating hospital governance and territorial planning of health care provision at all levels:

  • Strategic: through the creation of a High Authority for Health, an Agency for Medicines and Health Products and an Agency for Blood and Blood-Derived Products.
  • Central: through the revision of the missions, functions and organization of the central administration.
  • Territorial: through the creation of territorial health groups, which will be responsible mainly for the development and execution of the national regional program and the strengthening of cooperation and partnership mechanisms between the public and private sectors.

Second pillar: development of human resources, in particular through the drafting of the law on the public health service, with a view to motivating human capital in the public sector, reducing the current lack of human resources, reforming the training system, in addition the openness to foreign medical skills and the encouragement of Moroccan medical executives residing abroad to return to practice in their country.

Third pillar: upgrading of the healthcare offer in order to meet the expectations of Moroccans in terms of facilitating access to medical services, improving their quality and the equitable distribution of hospital services across the national territory, through the rehabilitation of primary health structures, the upgrading of hospitals, the establishment of the obligation to respect the course of care, in addition to the creation of a system of accreditation of health establishments.

The fourth pillar concerns the digitization of the health system, through the establishment of an integrated computer system for the grouping, processing and exploitation of the main information relating to the health system.

Subsequently, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Investment, Convergence and the Evaluation of Public Policies presented a presentation on the draft of the framework law forming the Investment Charter in which he underlined that this project intervenes in execution of the High Royal Orientations aiming at providing Morocco with a Charter of the competitive Investment.

This project aims to improve the impact of investment, particularly in terms of creating permanent employment opportunities and reducing the results between provinces and prefectures in terms of investment attractiveness.

It also aims to direct investment towards productive sectors with high added value, to achieve sustainable development, in addition to strengthening the attractiveness of the Kingdom to make it a continental and international pole in the field of foreign direct investment. (FDI), improving the business climate, facilitating the investment operation and increasing the contribution of domestic and foreign private investment.

In order to achieve these objectives, a support mechanism dedicated to strategic projects and three specific support mechanisms have been set up to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Moroccan companies that plan to develop their capacities to the international.

The Minister also specified that the government has adopted a series of parallel measures to speed up projects relating to the simplification and digitization of procedures, the facilitation of access to land, the improvement of governance and the strengthening of the involvement of the private and banking sectors in the field of investment.

The Council of Ministers adopted these two projects: The draft framework law relating to the national health system and the draft framework law on the Investment Charter.

The Council also successively adopted a bill and two draft decrees:

The bill relating to firearms, their parts, components, accessories and ammunition. This text aims to modernize and improve the legal arsenal relating to firearms for civilian use, so that it accompanies social and technological changes, and this through the establishment of a national electronic register of firearms, and the organization and control of the sale and possession of various firearms. The text also provides for provisions framing the operations of introduction and exit of these weapons from the national territory.

The draft decree relating to the control of the export and import of dual-use goods, civil and military, and related services. This text determines the representatives of the Administration within the Special Commission of these goods and the methods of granting, modification, suspension and withdrawal of the licenses of their export and import, as well as the conditions and the methods of designation agents empowered to identify violations of the provisions of the law relating to such property.

The draft decree supplementing the decree relating to the situation of military attachés, their deputies and other military personnel assigned to them. This text aims to create the post of Military Attaché to the embassies of the Kingdom in India and Turkey.

As part of the strengthening of cooperation and partnership networks linking Morocco to many brotherly and friendly countries and the diversification of their fields, the Council of Ministers approved sixteen international conventions, including nine bilateral and seven multilateral.
The bilateral conventions relate to the African area in the areas of transport, logistics, the encouragement and protection of investments, the Gulf area and the Middle East in the areas of economic, commercial and tourist cooperation. and business, the European space in the areas of education and Moroccan workers abroad, as well as the Asian space in the air services sector.
With regard to international conventions, three of them relate to the creation of the headquarters of the Pan-African Youth Union in Morocco, the recognition of higher education diplomas and their levels in African countries and the creation of an African Technical Cooperation Programme.
The remaining conventions concern accession to the Council of Europe convention on the manipulation of sports competitions, the creation of the International Foundation for Aids to Maritime Navigation, the payment of alimony (nafaqa) abroad in benefit of children and the family, and the protection of workers from occupational hazards.

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