Driss Lachguar reiterates the main thrusts of the USFP's electoral program during the program “Elections 2021”

Health, education-training, management of local affairs, youth, culture, ecology … The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has shown that the public sector occupies a central place in the management of public affairs and that our country still needs the “welfare state” The First Secretary of the Socialist Union of Forces popular, Driss Lachguar, was, on the evening of Monday, August 16, the guest of the program “Elections 2021” of the television channel 2M which broadcasts a series of debates bringing together political leaders from this evening and until ‘on the eve of the launch of the electoral campaign. During this first televised debate of the series in question, the head of the Rose party answered a few questions asked by the host of the show and several questions and questions from a number of speakers, including almost all of the actors of civil society focusing as a whole around the sectors of health, education, training, management of municipal affairs and questioning the party’s electoral program in view of the September 8 deadlines. Driss Lachguar began by reiterating the party’s ambition to position itself among the top three parties in terms of electoral scores at the end of the said consultations because Morocco, he stressed, needs a new alternation that is based on objective conditions, conditions dedicated to the national but also international economic situation. He added that the Covid-19 pandemic crisis has shown that the public sector occupies a central place in the management of public affairs and that our country still needs the welfare state. Addressing the first axis of the debate relating to the education-training sector, particularly elementary education, the First Secretary, after indicating that the framework law was only promulgated very recently and that the Rose party grants this category of education is of particular interest because it constitutes the nucleus of education and the preparation of the rising generations, indicated in this regard that the USFP has issued serious suggestions revolving around the creation of a system modern, fair and open. In addition, he called for the harmonization and generalization of elementary education, starting with the unification of the name by making this educational stage a system based on a renewed, uniform, coherent and modern design and in linking it to primary education as part of a complementary and homogeneous educational process. Regarding the problem of school violence, mentioned by one of the speakers, Driss Lachguar recalled that this phenomenon does not date from yesterday since, in the past, some denounced the systematic violence exerted on small children by their teachers. Social and psychological changes have revealed other types of violence, now between teachers and students, students and their teachers and students among themselves. This requires, he underlined, great psycho-educational, material, mental, moral efforts dealing with family environments and the environment in which the teacher evolves. As for private education, the emergence of which has handicapped the functioning and the results of public education, the leader of the Rose party quipped the speaker who raised this question: “Do not recognize only the empty half of the glass, let’s recognize the full half of the glass ”before indicating that the best marks were obtained in public schools, universities, public centers and institutes. However, recognizing the dysfunctions recorded in the functioning of private education, he specified that the USFP recommends the development of a participatory strategic program aimed at integrating the private education and training sector into the general education system. -training. On this, the party proposes, among other things, to enhance the skills of human resources by allowing private education executives to follow the basic training provided by the regional centers of teaching professions and to set up a “charter”. of education ”which enhances the material situation of these executives. In this context, Driss Lachguar, referring to the framework law, underlined the need for a revision of this legislation on the way to the integration of private education to achieve a uniform and harmonious education. On the other hand, concerning the demand of the students to generalize the granting of scholarships, he stressed that if the scholarships, before the license, must be dependent on the social level or the poverty of the households, they should, after this diploma, become merit and excellence scholarships. Regarding the health sector, and more specifically the situation of doctors, especially those working in remote or vulnerable areas, Driss Lachguar recognized that the doctor’s salary is far from being compatible with the efforts made by the latter and the sacrifices he made. He also insisted on the need to lighten the burden of the doctor’s burden by starting with investment in infrastructure and the establishment of material and moral conditions favorable to his professional practice. As for the budget reserved for the health sector which remains in our country well below what is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the First Secretary of the Rose party recalled that the protection of health is the first priority and that the USFP aspires that by 2026, the health budget will reach the proportion of 10% of the general state budget as recommended by the WHO. To this end, local authorities and regions must contribute to this effort, just as the private and public sectors must work together. Likewise, we must not overlook the need to implement an equitable territorial distribution of health human resources and medical staff, a distribution which, like other areas, presupposes the establishment of a system of material or non-material incentives. Still concerning the health sector, addressing the issue of training medical executives, Driss Lachguar highlighted the efficient quality of this. Proof of this is, he stressed, that our executives are much sought after by foreign countries. However, he said, the pandemic has prompted us to question all aspects of health, including training. And to quote the attachment of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to professional training and his desire to design a clear legal framework (which would include health personnel for better prospects). With regard to the socio-cultural and sporting sector, it was noted the disappearance and the obvious absence of youth centers, which were once flourishing and radiant. The First Secretary of the Rose Party justified this phenomenon by the current cultural environment and the great technological and digital changes which have completely modified the relationship of young people with the outside world. Music, for example, can be listened to, learned and done in one click, thus eliminating the need to go to a “youth center”. On the other hand, he argues, in addition to the nearby sites, judiciously considered and the spaces of animation and outdoor exhibition, it would be necessary to think of organizing “meetings of young people” while observing the obligation to accompany them of freedom, far from any interventionism (…). With regard to governance with regard to the management of local affairs, particularly the treatment of household waste and wastewater, Driss Lachguar noted that by examining this aspect carefully, it appears that there is undoubtedly a multitude of failures. and malfunctions. Indeed, the problem of public landfills and the treatment of household waste has always arisen acutely, but the solutions sought and found were sporadic, isolated, lacking in homogeneity and coordination. This is why the party calls for the establishment of a national body in charge of the management of this environmental paradox and the treatment of its repercussions on the well-being of the citizen in a harmonious, coherent and rational framework. As for the phenomenon of the occupation of the public domain, the socialist leader clarified that this problem does not concern only the “spreaders” (Ferrachas) but many other categories of the population (…) and that the training proposes the adoption of a commercial urbanization system, the implementation of rigorous specifications, the opening of a debate between the different fields and the revision of the treatment procedures for a true territorial justice. At the remark expressed by one of the journalists of the channel regarding the constant glorification of the former leaders of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (Abdellah Ibrahim, Abderrahim Bouabid, Abderrahmane El Youssoufi …) by the First Secretary of the party, the latter retorted with wisdom: “He who has no history has no future”. Finally returning to the preparations for the next elections, he announced that many members of the Ittihadi youth are running as candidates in several regions of the country, which indicates the growing interest of the youth in public affairs. The First Secretary of the Rose Party said, in conclusion, optimistic, serene and satisfied with this debate and affirmed that he is deeply convinced that Moroccans will mobilize together to overcome all obstacles and meet all challenges in order to to contribute to building the Morocco of tomorrow … By the year 2026, the health budget should reach 10% of the general state budget, as recommended by the WHO