Benkirane: I Admit, We Failed In Fighting Corruption

Benkirane: I Admit, We Failed In Fighting Corruption

Morocco’s head of the government, Mr. Abdellilah Benkirane.

Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- While speaking to students of the High Institute of Journalism and Media during a conference held yesterday in Morocco’s capital Rabat, Morocco’s head of the government, Abdellilah Benkirane admitted that his government failed in its quest to fight corruption, especially given that the party he heads, the Justice and Development Party, had promised to fight corruption, cronyism and favoritism back in 2011, stressing that it is rather “corruption that is fighting the government.”

“I admit. We failed in this endeavor [fighting corruption],” Benkirane said.

“When the Transport Minister Abdelaziz Rabbah released the list of beneficiaries of licenses for transport and sand quarries [Makali3 Rimal], a huge controversy was sparked,” Benkirane said.

“And when we took on taking the problem from its roots, even thinking of removing the licenses once for all, we faced huge problems and many difficulties,” Benkirane stressed.

“We went for a gradual approach to find a solution to this, but we could not manage it.

“In all honesty, if you say we failed in this endeavor, I say you are right, in all sincerity and honesty.

“You should know that the fight against corruption is one of the most difficult endeavors in life,” Benkirane said.

“One time I said in the parliament that it is not us fighting corruption, it is rather corruption that is fighting us,” Benkirane closed.

The Moroccan Times.