Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:16 GMT

Morocco: Ex-minister urges gov't to deal "democratically" with protests

(MENAFN) The former Moroccan Minister of Construction and Urban Policy, Mohamed Nabil BenabdAllah called on Tuesday to deal democratically with protests that erupt in the kingdom, MEM reported.

BenabdAllah, the Secretary-general of the Party of Progress and Socialism, a member of the Moroccan government told a press conference that the biggest threat facing the country is losing the ability "to educate the people, to listen to their demands and to work to meet them".

"The protests show the need for a healthy democratic politics and strong independent parties to meet these challenges" he said.

Since 2012, BenabdAllah served as Minister of Construction and Urban Policy until he was dismissed by King Mohammed VI in October 2017 with three other ministers for failing to implement a development program for the northern province of Al- Hoceima.

After two brothers were killed in a coal mine in December 2017, the town of Jarada witnessed a wave of protests which they were renewed in February after a third man died in another mine.


Morocco: Ex-minister urges gov't to deal "democratically" with protests

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