Civil Society Organizations, Key Partners in Implementing Participatory and Citizen Democracy- Upper House Speaker

Civil society organizations are key partners of the House of Representatives in the implementation of participatory and citizen democracy, under the provisions of the Constitution, said, Wednesday in Rabat, the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Upper House), Rachid Talbi Alami. Speaking at a communication meeting with civil society organizations focused on the commitments of the House of Representatives under the “Open Government Partnership” (OGP), Talbi Alami stressed that the Lower House has sought to institutionalize relations with social actors on the basis of participation, consultation and respect for the roles and responsibilities. He recalled the achievements made under the first plan of the House of Representatives (2019-2021), the implementation of which coincided with the pandemic crisis. The six commitments of the House under the first plan are broken down into three main areas, namely citizen participation, access to information and accountability, El Alami explained, pointing out that the rate of achievement of these commitments is very high in several areas. The civil society embodies the diversity and pluralism which characterize Morocco and enrich its civilization, he said, noting that civil society organizations work to spread the values of volunteerism, solidarity and a culture of tolerance and citizenship. Launched on September 20, 2011, at the annual opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the OGP aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.