Prime Minister Acknowledges Urgent Water Crisis in Morocco

Prime Minister Acknowledges Urgent Water Crisis in Morocco

Moroccan PM, Aziz Akhanouch
Aziz Akhanouch, head of the Moroccan government.

Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch has acknowledged the ongoing water crisis in Morocco, attributing its origins to the negligence of previous administrations in implementing effective measures to address this urgent concern.

Speaking at a recent party assembly in Casablanca, the Prime Minister specifically highlighted the water crisis in the Casablanca-Settat region. He drew attention to the alarming decline in the water storage capacity of the Al Massira Dam, which has dropped from 7 percent to a mere 5 percent, emphasizing the gravity of the situation.

Akhannouch emphasized the government’s responsibility to address challenges and crises, rejecting a passive approach. He declared, “We do not simply complain; despite the existing obstacles, we take decisive action. We hold ourselves accountable and confront problems head-on, providing our citizens with unwavering support and transparent information, as they rightfully deserve.”

In response to this challenge, Akhenouch said that “the government has taken decisive action by actively engaging in the Royal Water Link project,” which connects Oued Sebou and Rabat. According to Akhenouch, this initiative “not only promises significant benefits for Casablanca but also contributes to a comprehensive solution.”

“Moreover, plans are underway to inaugurate a seawater desalination plant in Casablanca later this year. This plant will serve as an alternative freshwater source while the region awaits adequate rainfall,” Akhenouch stressed.

During the same gathering, Akhannouch not only shed light on diligently resolving the pressing water issue, he also underscored the importance of improving the healthcare and education sectors, promoting sustainable development, and creating employment opportunities

The Moroccan Times.