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Government Continues to Work to Bring Prices Down to ‘Reasonable and Normal’ Level (Gov’t Spokesman)

Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, Government Spokesman Mustapha Baitas stressed, Thursday in Rabat, that the government continues to work for the return of prices to a “reasonable and normal” level.

Baitas, who was answering questions at a press briefing held after the meeting of the Government Council, said that “prices have begun a downward trend, which is very important,” stressing that the executive “will continue to work in the same collective spirit and with the same careful monitoring, the objective being to bring prices of these products to a reasonable and normal level”.

“The issue of prices has largely dominated the work of the government meeting, being the subject of extensive discussions,” he said, noting the holding of a meeting at the Ministry of the Interior, in the presence of various ministers concerned with this issue who “work in the context of a commission that addresses all issues relating to prices”.

In response to another question from journalists, the Minister said that the strategic stock of soft wheat exceeds three months, while the stock of durum wheat exceeds two months.

In addition, Baitas noted that the government has subsidized this product so that there is no increase, since the budget allocated to subsidies during 2022, reached 9.3 billion dirhams, through the compensation fund, representing subsidies for wheat, flour and bread, so that families can access them at reasonable prices.

Regarding the cattle imported from Brazil, the Government Spokesman stressed that “all imported cattle have been examined in a laboratory before their admission to Morocco, to ensure their good health,” stressing that this process does not tolerate any laxity.

He added that all imported products comply with quality standards and are subject to different levels of controls and examination.

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