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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Thursday, January 10, 2019

AL BAYANE
DGI: Computerized invoicing not yet applied:
Professionals subject to the corporate income tax or the income tax as part of their professional income are not yet required to use the computerised invoicing system. It is necessary to wait for the green light from the tax administration, which itself is waiting for the publication of the decree implementing this provision introduced by the 2018 Finance Act. In a clarification published on Tuesday, the Directorate General of Taxes explains that the provisions relating to the computerised invoicing system will only be applied after the publication of the regulatory text...

CAF Awards 2018 in Dakar: Morocco in the spotlight, Salah in the legend:
As expected, Egyptian international Mohamed Salah, a member of Liverpool's Premier League, retained his African Golden Ball title at the 2018 CAF Awards, held in Dakar on Tuesday evening, while Morocco stole the show at the Mo Salah gala evening "beat Senegal's Sadio Mané and Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal/England). He has thus succeeded in joining the select club of players who have won this trophy twice in a row, namely the Senegalese El Hadji Diouf (2001, 2002), the Ivorian Yaya Touré (2011, 2012) and the Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o (2003, 2004)...


AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
After the Jettou report, Zaghnoun's answers:
The Court of Auditors' report on CDG (Caisse de dépôt et de gestion) focused on the issue of governance. For their part, the Caisse officials say that it is high time to review the text governing this institution. "In the context of the elaboration of the new strategic plan of the CDG Group, it appeared necessary to update the legislative text governing the activity of CDG, the Dahir instituting CDG dating from 1959 having not been the subject of substantial amendments since that date...

4 million girls and mothers sensitized:
Four million girls and mothers have been sensitized by the programme for the promotion of reproductive health education, initiated by Procter & Gamble Northwest Africa in partnership with the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research. This figure, among others, was presented in Rabat on Tuesday by P&G's General Manager, Mehdi Squalli, during a meeting dedicated to this programme, which delivers convincing results...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
69th General Assembly of the National Committee for the Prevention of Road Traffic Accidents: 3.16% decrease in the number of people killed on the roads:
The Secretary of State for Transport, Mohamed Najib Boulif, chaired in Rabat yesterday the 69th meeting of the General Assembly of the National Committee for the Prevention of Traffic Accidents. On that occasion, the government official reported a 3.16% decrease in the number of people killed on the roads between November 2017 and October 2018. He added that the number of fatal accidents has also decreased by 2.32%. The permanent secretary of CNPAC, Benaceur Boulaâjoul, noted that road safety is a real project that has made it possible to develop a capital of experience, know-how and a profession aligned with international standards...

Rabat hosts the fourth meeting of the joint Morocco-GCC working group:
The work of the fourth meeting of the Joint Working Group in the Youth Field between Morocco and the Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), focusing on the review of youth programmes and activities proposed by both parties for the year 2019, began on Tuesday in Rabat. This meeting, which brings together representatives of the GCC General Secretariat as well as young people from Morocco and the Gulf countries, is an opportunity to discuss the mechanisms to be put in place in order to further strengthen cooperation between the two parties and promote youth conditions in the region...


LES INSPIRATIONS ÉCO
In Derb Omar, the Inland Revenue is not welcome:
On this morning of January 9 in Derb Omar, the "horse men", these transporters of another time, pull their heavily loaded carts to bring goods to trucks from all over Morocco. It is the "old world" of commerce that continues its informal activity without invoices and without adequate logistics in the heart of Morocco's largest city. In recent weeks, the "new world" has been knocking on the door and the accounts...

Financing company. Salafin is facing a tax audit:
The financing company in turn faces the General Directorate of Taxes. This control was completed on December 28, 2018, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Salafin and the DGI for the final and irrevocable payment of a sum of 40 million dirhams. However, results should be lower, in line with the group's forecasts following the Salafin-Taslif merger...


L'ECONOMISTE
Customs revenue: The Treasury fills up:
With the exceptional revenues generated by Customs, the Treasury is filling up. More than 100 billion net MAD collected at the end of 2018, up by more than 6%. This is twice the GDP growth, which should not exceed 3% of GDP according to the latest forecasts of the High Commissioner' for Planning. Of this amount, 94.5 billion dirhams go to the general State budget, 5.6 billion dirhams to the special accounts of the Treasury and 672 million dirhams to other organizations...

The judicial map is becoming clearer:
Mohamed Aoujjar wants to finish the work on the judicial map before the end of his mandate. The ambition to set up modern courts requires the upgrading of existing structures and the construction of new buildings. The Minister of Justice is already ahead of this program which requires more than 3 billion dirhams...


LIBERATION
The Socialist Group's inspired initiative: A panel of thoughtful speakers discuss collective land and rural development:
The debate organised by the Socialist Group in the House of Representatives last Tuesday on the theme "Collective Land and Rural Development: What Perspectives", kept all its promises. "The organisation of this meeting aims to open a public debate on this subject", said Said Baaziz, member of the Socialist Group, who chaired and moderated the work of this study day. According to him, it is essential to clarify the concepts of collective land and to approach this subject from a legal, administrative or judicial point of view...

The Speaker of the House of Representatives receives his counterpart from the Irish Chamber of Deputies:
The President of the Irish Chamber of Deputies, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, highlighted in Rabat on Tuesday Morocco's leading role at the international level in the management of migration and climate change. In talks with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, Mr. Fearghaíl stressed the need to build on Morocco's experience in both areas, saying that his visit to the Kingdom aims to strengthen relations between the two legislative institutions and explore economic opportunities on both sides...