King Mohammed VI received on Saturday, at Rabat’s Royal Palace, Driss Guerraoui whom the Sovereign appointed President of the Competition Council, the Royal Office said in a statement.
On this occasion, HM the King underlined the importance of the tasks assigned to the Competition Council by the Constitution and by law, which makes it an independent institution, in charge of ensuring transparency and equity in economic relationships, particularly through the analysis and regulation of market competition and checking anti-competition practices as well as any operation that increases economic concentration and monopoly.
In this regard, the Sovereign gave his guidelines to the new President, and through him to all the members of the Competition Council, to ensure that this institution performs its tasks in full independence and neutrality, and contributes to the strengthening of good economic governance and the consolidation of the competitiveness of the national economy and its capacity to create value and jobs, the statement added.
HM the King has also appointed Mohamed Abouelaziz Secretary General of the Competition Council.
In addition to its president, the Council includes 12 members appointed by the Head of Government.
Afterwards, the Sovereign received Omar Seghrouchni whom HM the King appointed President of the National committee for personal data control and protection (CNDP).
This committee is in charge of verifying that the processing of personal data is lawful, legal and does not violate privacy, fundamental rights and freedoms.
HM the King gave his new orientations to the new president so that the Committee strengthens its mechanisms and means to accompany technological and legal developments, for a better protection of citizens’ rights and their personal data.
In addition to its president, the National committee for personal data control and protection (CNDP) includes six members appointed by HM the King, on the proposal of the Head of Government and the speakers of the two Houses of Parliament.