Mounib Criticizes Growing Social Disparities in Morocco

Mounib Criticizes Growing Social Disparities in Morocco

Nabila Mounib, the secretary-general of the Unified Socialist Party.

Nabila Mounib, the incumbent General Secretary of Morocco’s Unified Socialist Party,  voiced yesterday severe criticisms about the policies and direction of the Akhannouch government.

Mounib, known for her fiery speeches and ardent defense of the common people, criticized the government’s decision to restrict yesterday the Democratic Confederation of Labor’s march, interpreting it as “a violation of the Moroccan constitution.” This, she contends, is symptomatic of the deteriorating human rights situation in the country and the government’s increasingly authoritarian stance.

Mounib, who was speaking amid yesterday’s march, shed light on the socioeconomic struggles facing the Moroccan people, the government’s support for the private sector, privatization of essential services, exploitation of natural resources, and increasing social disparity, as well as its restrictions on labor rights and democratic freedoms.

One of Mounib’s primary criticisms is the Akhannouch administration’s focus on the private sector. She views the government’s privatization of vital social services, including health, education, and utilities, as detrimental to the well-being of Morocco’s citizens. The shift towards privatization, in Mounib’s perspective, has placed the provision of these essential services in the hands of private entities motivated more by profit than public welfare.

Mounib has also raised concerns about the exploitation of Morocco’s natural resources. This exploitation, she argues, is a direct consequence of the government’s pro-capitalist policies, which not only disregard the sustainable use of resources but also fail to equitably distribute the benefits among Morocco’s population.

A recurrent theme in Mounib’s critique is the escalating social disparity in Morocco. According to her, the rich continue to amass wealth while the poor struggle to afford basic necessities. This rising gap between the haves and the have-nots is, in her view, indicative of the government’s failure to uphold its responsibility towards its citizens.

Mounib has also accused capitalists of exploiting the current situation, supported by the government’s increased import duties on specific goods. This policy, she believes, negatively affects the country’s economy and places an undue burden on the average Moroccan.