Vulnerable groups in the Kingdom are still struggling to manage their daily livelihood, in light of the increases that have occurred in most consumer products in the national market, which proves the failure of the current government in combating the manifestations of monopoly and speculation. Voices have risen calling for the necessity of restoring the clearance fund, by reforming it and directing it to the affected groups.
Representatives of the parliamentary opposition repeatedly warned, during the sessions of the House of Representatives, that the financial allocations from the clearing fund do not benefit Moroccans, from the vulnerable and middle groups, in the required manner, even though it was established for these purposes.
Those interested in economic affairs also considered, in their recent reports, that reforming the clearing fund took a long time, and the government is required during the upcoming parliamentary sessions to reveal the mechanisms and capabilities that it will provide, whether it comes to imports, price, quality, and difference margins, in light of the deteriorating financial situation of the fragile and middle groups.
The same sources confirmed that the current situation that Moroccan families are experiencing, in light of the high cost crisis, requires transferring a percentage of the clearing fund into financial grants directed to vulnerable and middle groups, instead of supporting some materials only.
Those interested in economic affairs have repeatedly considered that people with limited income own little and do not benefit from the clearing fund. Therefore, the government must end this problem by directly supporting this group.
The Governor of the Bank of Morocco, Abdellatif Jouahri, had previously confirmed that the current situation requires completing the reform of the clearing system, with a focus not only on basic materials, but also public aid more broadly.
Al-Jawahiri continued that the government must announce the necessary conditions to activate the reform of the clearing fund, after it had programmed a total cover amounting to 25.98 billion dirhams within the framework of the Finance Law of 2023, to continue supporting the prices of butane gas, sugar, and national soft wheat flour.