Morocco Strengthens Judicial Infrastructure in Southern Provinces

January 24, 2022
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Rabat – Moroccan officials inaugurated on Saturday a temporary judicial center in Bir Gandouz, southern Morocco.

Minister of Justice Abdellatif Ouahbi attended the inauguration of the temporary center along with senior judicial officials, including Delegate President of the Supreme Council of Judicial Authority, Mohamed Abdel Nabawi, and the prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, President of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, El Hassan Daki.

In a statement to the press, Ouahbi said the center is part of Morocco’s approach to bring judicial facilities closer to locals in the country’s southern provinces.

The  opening of the temporary center is a “first step towards implementing the decision taken at the level of the ministry, in cooperation, and coordination with the judicial authority and the Presidency of the Public Prosecution, to build the court’s headquarters in Gandouz in the future,” he said.

The opening of the center also seeks to meet the needs of the justice department as well as to improve the working conditions of the judiciary, providing quality services and strengthening judicial infrastructure in Auserd, a small town in the Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab region.

The center is equipped with a hearing room, an office for the resident judge, an office for the deputy attorney general, in addition to a media system that seeks to contribute to the digitization of judicial procedures.

The judicial delegation also visited the area that will host the headquarters of the judicial center in Bir Gandouz.

The project will take place in an area of 6,000 square meters with a budget estimated at MAD 7 million ($754,425).

The project is part of Morocco’s approach to continue to strengthen infrastructure and social development in its southern provinces.

In 2015,  Morocco allocated $7.76 billion to improving the region’s roads, universities, airports, hospitals, among others.