Rabat, Morocco(TMT)- According to a story published in yesterday’s edition of Moroccan paper Assabah, the World Bank, including other international institutions that are financing the “Green Morocco Plan,” sent secret committees to investigate on field various irregularities and inconsistencies spotted in the funding of various projects belonging to the aforementioned plan.
According to Assabah, said organizations conducted “extensive investigations, which included field inspections in several areas in Morocco.”
“The committees investigated the funding of various fictitious projects. Namely, the Boguenaitir project, the Frico project and several other ones in Ben Ahmed, Ouled Abbou, and Brouj, finding out that those non existent projects were allocated with huge sums of money from the Settat Regional Directorate of Agriculture,” Assabah said.
Assabah further added that around DH 330 million were spent on the above-mentioned non existent projects.
It is worth reminding that Agriculture contributes to 19% of Morocco’s GDP, 15% in agriculture and 4% in agribusiness.
According to official figures, this sector employs over 4 million people in rural areas and creates about 100 thousand jobs in the food industry sector.
The Moroccan Times.