Aziz Akhannouch starves Moroccans: butane gas will make Morocco explode

Aziz Akhannouch starves Moroccans: butane gas will make Morocco explode
Aziz Akhannouch starves Moroccans: butane gas will make Morocco explode

Aziz Akhannouch holds more than 50% of the gas market in Morocco. DR

By Nabil D. – In Morocco, it’s all about this: the increase in the price of a bottle of butane gas, which goes from 40 to 50 dirhams. But this lifting of the State subsidy is only the first step in a series which will follow until it reaches 120 dirhams. All activities revolving around butane gas in Morocco, the country will therefore see the prices of all basic necessities increase exponentially, starting with basic food: bread.

The beginnings of a hunger revolt are looming on the horizon. This is obviously felt through social networks, the only window for the subjects of Mohammed VI to express their dismay at the unpopular measures taken by a government made up of a caste which does not care at all about the misery experienced by the overwhelming majority of Moroccan citizens in a stratified society, where the middle class has joined that of the millions who live below the poverty line.

This multi-stage increase in butane gas contradicts the triumphalist articles of the Makhzen propaganda tools which, in what amounts to a snub to Algeria, affirmed, a few weeks ago, that the quantity of imported gas of Spain experienced a strong increase. The gas resold to Morocco by Spain via the Medgaz gas pipeline, closed by Algeria in the part connecting it to Morocco, is purchased from the United States at a much higher price due to transport costs and the absence preferential rates charged by Sonatrach for the benefit of ungrateful neighbors.

The Moroccans, who are preparing to occupy the streets to protest against this policy of impoverishment, denounce the quasi-monopoly of the Prime Minister, Aziz Akhannouch, on the gas market in the kingdom. The king’s friend holds, in fact, more than 50% of the hydrocarbon market share and any increase serves his own interests to the detriment of the Moroccan people. The minister in charge of energy in Morocco tried to justify this increase by the government’s desire to put in place targeted state aid. Vain attempt to anesthetize Moroccans who remember, moreover, that the first political leader to have executed an initial upward change in prices was none other than the unspeakable Fouzi Lekjaa, when he was Minister of the Budget.

The deterioration of the social situation among our neighbors to the West has been marked by more and more numerous attempts to cross the Algerian border to join the approximately 900,000 to one million Moroccan nationals established legally or illegally and occupying jobs allowing them to live with dignity and thus escape oppression and poverty at home. These new refugees will then be added to the hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharans who have spread across the entire national territory, even to the most remote towns.

An additional problem that Algeria will have to face.

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