The Head of Government chairs the work of the Strategic Committee of the "Forsa" program

  • Welcoming the positive result of the Forsa program in its first year, after benefiting 10,000 project leaders. 
  • Giving the effective launch of the "Forsa 2023" program. 

The Head of Government, Mr.  Aziz Akhannouch chaired, Monday, February 13, 2023, in Rabat, the meeting of the Strategic Committee of the "Forsa" program, which was devoted to the review of the results of the program in 2022 and the effective launch of "Forsa 2023". During the meeting, The Head of Government noted the positive results of the "Forsa" program, which aims to encourage entrepreneurial action among young people, as it has achieved in its first year what was planned for it by 100%, after benefiting 10,000 projects. Mr. Aziz Akhannouch stressed the need to support the beneficiaries of the program to strengthen their capacities, stressing that "Forsa" is a first step towards encouraging the entrepreneurial fabric, through access to finance through government programs, within the framework of the integration and convergence provided by government programs dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurial action. During the meeting, Ms. Fatim-Zahra Ammor, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy, reviewed the achievements of the program during its first year, stressing that it has promoted a new culture linked to entrepreneurship, removing two main obstacles, namely the lack of knowledge of entrepreneurial work and access to finance. She explained that simplifying procedures, maintaining the pace of good support, and providing an innovative and comprehensive financing offer have made entrepreneurial work accessible to all, thanks to the "Forsa" program. The Minister also noted that the response to this program has been excellent, given the number of project applications submitted through the digital platform of the "Forsa" program, more than 168,000 applications, which reflects the entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial spirit of young people. The geographical breakdown shows that 61 percent of the programs are in smaller towns and rural areas. It should be noted that the government, through the finance law for the year 2023, has allocated 1.25 billion Dirhams to the "Forsa" program, through loans of honor of a maximum amount of 10 million centimes, including one million centimes of donation, in addition to support, guidance and training. In addition to the Head of Government, the meeting was attended by Mr. Chakib Benmoussa, Minister of National Education, Preschool, and Sports, Mr. Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment, and Skills, Mr. Ryad Mezzour, Minister of Industry and Trade, Ms. Fatim-Zahra Ammor, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, and Social and Solidarity Economy, Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance in charge of the Budget, and Mr. Mustapha Baitas, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of Relations with Parliament, Government Spokesperson, and Mr. Imad Barrakad, Director General of the Moroccan Society of Tourism Engineering.