The Forsa government program is launched, but substance has given way to form

By Mohamed Chakir Alaoui and Brahim Moussaaid on 2022/04/13 at 8:01 p.m. Fatim-Zahra Ammor, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy, gave the effective kick-off of the FORSA government program, Tuesday April 12, 2022, in Rabat, in a somewhat show-business atmosphere. © Copyright: Brahim Moussaaid / Le360 The Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Fatim-Zahra Ammor, gave Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Rabat, the effective kick-off of the government program Forsa . A project on which the government is betting to encourage the creation, in 2022, of 10,000 projects initiated by young people. But… The Minister called on young people from various backgrounds to join the ambitious Forsa project for which the State has released a budget of 1.25 billion dirhams. His message was unveiled during a ceremony worthy of a great show, under a marquee built not far from the Souissi forest. The launch and presentation of the project as well as the animation of the debates were entrusted by the organizers, namely the Ministry of Tourism in particular, to influencers and other event companies. At the risk of favoring form over substance. The journalists, for their part, were deprived of a press conference which could have brought more substance to the event and above all better explained the issues and the aims. By answering questions from the press, the minister could have enlightened public opinion and more clearly conveyed her message. A regret shared by all the journalists present. This does not detract from the merits of the Forsa program. For the minister, this site is open to all young people “without conditions”. The only criterion is to have a project. As a bonus, a loan of up to 100,000 dirhams, including a grant of 10,000 dirhams. FORSA program: everything you need to know before registration starts on April 7 The Forsa government project was officially deployed on April 7, 2022 in all regions of the Kingdom. Announced by the government on March 11, this ambitious program has an envelope of 1.25 billion dirhams for 2022 alone. A budget that will support project leaders from the idea phase to to the effective realization of their projects, 10,000 in total, by the end of 2022, the Executive expects. The support system includes e-learning training for all project leaders selected, followed by a 2.5-month incubation for the benefit of the most innovative projects. Calls for tenders have already been launched to select partner establishments from among local incubators, represented by civil society organizations, specialized in supporting and monitoring entrepreneurial projects. The financing component provides for a loan of honor at a zero rate, up to 100,000 dirhams, including a grant of 10,000 dirhams for all the projects selected. Entirely financed by the State, the program allows project promoters to repay the loan over a period of up to 10 years, with a grace period of 2 years. By Mohamed Chakir Alaoui and Brahim Moussaaid