Political conflicts between the councilors of the Sidi Belyout district in Casablanca overshadowed the regular January session, which was dedicated to discussing the file of the crumbling role and the deportation of the old city’s population.
While the residents of the dilapidated houses were waiting for the district council to speed up the resolution of this issue that bothers them on a daily basis, especially during the rainy season, and constantly threatens their lives, the counselors decided to boycott the session.
Citizens who attended to keep up with this file were angry at the absence of the advisors from the session and their refusal to discuss the issue, expressing their discontent with this behavior, which offends the representative mission for which they were elected.
The regular session for the month of January witnessed many absences, as 22 collective counselors were absent, while only eight members attended, which prompted the vice president, in the presence of the Basha, to announce that the session would be adjourned to a later date.
In this regard, Saeed Al-Subaiti, the collegiate counselor, said that their boycott of the session was “as a result of the provincial president taking a set of unilateral decisions, the absence of a participatory management approach, and our failure to involve us in preparing the agenda for the sessions.”
And the aforementioned counselor added, while reciting a statement on the sidelines of the session in the foyer of the district, that their non-attendance is also due to the fact that “the president refuses to respond to the request to include a set of points proposed by the members of the council despite their importance and legality, in addition to refusing requests to hold permanent committee meetings despite being binding by law.” “.-
And he added, “With regard to the file of the role that is about to fall, the council had previously discussed it in one of its sessions, which makes discussing it over and over again without searching for solutions to this issue that disturbs the population.”--
For her part, the head of the canton, Kenza al-Sharabi, told Hespress that “the agenda of the session was concerned with a major problem known to the old city, represented in the role that is about to fall, but the absence of the members delayed its discussion to the next session.”
The President added that “the various officials supervising the file of the role that is about to fall were summoned to attend, and the data related to it were presented to the advisors, but they were absent from the session,” surprising this step, which harms the residents of the Old City.
And the head of the district stressed that “the council was waiting for this meeting to take place in order to take a comprehensive view of the file, and to come up with recommendations and a decision that would enable the advisors to plead before the competent authorities, but their absence will delay that and deepen the suffering of the residents.”
In response to the accusations leveled against her, Kenza Chraibi said, “The members do not attend the meetings of the office and do not perform the tasks entrusted to them in accordance with the mandates granted to them,” stating that she is open to all advisors and all political sensitivities within the canton.