Wednesday , October 27 2021

Driss Guerraoui Appointed Chairman of the Competition Council –


UA statement from the royal cabinet announces that King Mohammed VI received on November 17 at Rabat's Congress Palace, Driss Guerraoui, and appointed him to the Chairman of the Competition Council.

Since 2013, and the end of the mandate of its members including its former President Abdelali Benamour, the Competition Council had become inactive, awaiting an agreement. The absence of this constitutional institution was particularly noticeable in the context of boycott of three brands of consumer goods from April 2018 and explosions of profit margins for Moroccan oil companies after the liberalization of the sector by the end of 2015.

At the hearing, the king " emphasized the importance of the tasks delegated to the Competition Council under the Constitution and the Law, which makes it an independent institution responsible for ensuring transparency and justice in economic relations, in particular through the analysis and regulation of competition in the markets, controlling anti-competitive methods and economic concentration and monopoly operations ", Reports the royal cabinet.

An earlier EESC

Driss Guerraoui, 66, was a professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat-Agdal and a guest professor at several foreign universities. He is currently Secretary-General of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC), since the king appointed him to this position in 2011. He also served as adviser to the Prime Minister of 1998-2008.

Mohammed VI gave his instructions to Driss Guerraoui, " and by all members of the Competition Council to ensure that this institution performs its tasks fully independently and neutrally and to contribute to strengthening good economic governance and strengthening the competitiveness of the national economy and its ability to create value and jobs. "

On this occasion, the king appointed Mohamed Abouelaziz as Secretary General of the Conseil de la Competence. In addition to its chairman, the council consists of 12 members appointed by the head of government on a proposal by the College of Judicial Affairs in respect of two judges and the competent government authority vis-à-vis the other members.

Appointment to CNDP

In addition, Mohammed appointed VI Omar Seghrouchni as chairman of the National Commission for Control of Personal Data Protection (CNDP). This commission is responsible for verifying that the processing of personal data is legal, legal and does not violate integrity, fundamental rights and freedoms. During a hearing, the king gave his instructions " to the new president so that the Commission strengthens its mechanisms and means for following technical and legal developments, for better protection of citizens' rights and their personal data, Says the royal cabinet.

In addition to its president, the CNDP consists of six members nominated by the King, on the proposal of the Government Chief and the Presidents of the two parliaments.

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