Morocco is already one of the most important destinations for research and development of new technologiesbehind California, the UK, Australia and Switzerland, according to Ghita Mezzour, Ministerial Delegate for Digital Transition and Administrative Reform.
The minister was questioned in the Moroccan House of Representatives about the government’s strategy to attract investors to the digital sector, to which she responded forcefully the strategic position of the country and its great potential for renewable energies.
She also pointed this out the great development of digitization in Moroccoand the power of outsourcing in Africa, making Morocco one of the top three countries in this field, employing more than 100,000 people in the sector.
Another strength of the policy developed by the Moroccan government, supported by the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, is attracting foreign investors, especially in the field of digital and new technologies.
The United States, France, Spain, Canada, Japan and India are some of the examples that Minister Mezzour has brought to the table as a guarantee of the work done to stabilize and increase these investments in Morocco.
She also highlighted her recent visit to India, a leading country in service outsourcing A memorandum has been signed with one of the most solid companies in the sector to start an investment project in Morocco aiming to create thousands of coding, software and IT services jobs. The company is already present in 50 countries and employs more than 200,000 people worldwide.
The minister also pointed this out the recent visit to Morocco by Safra Catz, President and CEO of Oraclea large American multinational that recently opened an R&D laboratory in the Kingdom, which is also the first of its kind in Africa.
But Morocco has also developed on a national level the signing of various agreements to establish a programming and programming school, as well as a business incubator. Advances that will facilitate the training of Moroccans in digital matters, which would give a big boost to the sector in the kingdom.
Likewise, the country wants to have a solid legal basis in the areas of cybersecurity and digital sovereignty, which is why several laws have been enacted in this regard; not to mention the search for international advice that is sought with the signing of several agreements to protect information and store communications made on Moroccan territory.
In this regard, and as a key link in the Kingdom’s digital security chain, Morocco the General Directorate for Security of Information Systems through the Monitoring Centerwhich monitors, detects and reacts to every computer attack against state security.
Another big project on the minister’s desk is the reform of the administration, including the numerical factor is a key element of this transformation.
Within the framework of this project to update the highest authorities of the Kingdom, the main objectives of the ministry are to rehabilitate the civil service, strengthen the organization of administration, develop public services, strengthen the digital transformation of administration and, above all, to do so that these reforms improve the lives of all Moroccans and have a very positive impact on people’s daily lives.
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