Moroccan Association of the Presidents
of Prefectural and Provincial Councils (AMPCP)

For the enhancement of the role of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils as a mechanism for economic, social and cultural development

A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT

The importance, indeed the need to create an Association that represents the heads of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils has been strongly present in our minds as Presidents of these Councils since the beginning of our terms of office, in view of our awareness of the importance of creating a dedicated body at this distinguished territorial level to serve as a basis for joint work and effective and rigorous contribution to the national debate on decentralization and the project of advanced regionalization.

The initiative of the Presidents of the Regions and the Presidents of the Municipal Councils to create associations to represent them has only strengthened the conviction of the Presidents of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils that it is necessary to contribute to this institutional impetus through the creation of their own association.

This body came today to complete the associative action of the territorial collectivities and the national representative system for the different types of territorial collectivities in Morocco.

The meeting, which was organized by the Directorate General of Local Authorities in partnership with the Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils around the theme of “Prefectural and Provincial Councils and the consolidation of the principles of local governance”

 

served as an opportunity to hold the constitutive general assembly of the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils,  in the light of everyone’s conviction that the establishment of effective dialogue and communication requires the combined efforts of all Council Presidents within a single body that enables them to develop a comprehensive view of affairs relating to Prefectures and Provinces, particularly in the light of the profound changes that the Prefectures and Provinces have undergone, as well as with regard to the status of its Presidents under the 2011 Constitution, as well as under Regulatory Act No. 14-112.

The creation of the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils will only be the beginning of the process relating to the joint action of the Presidents of these Councils in order to raise the level of their representation at the level of the various debates and projects, as well as with a view to activating local diplomacy. These are all actions designed to promote advanced regionalization and integrated territorial development, which our Councils aim to achieve, under the enlightened supervision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may ALLAH assist Him.

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Agreements signed by the association

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