A residential building serves as service accommodation for customs agents was inaugurated Monday in El Guerguarat, at the initiative of the Administration of customs and indirect taxes (ADII).
Inaugurated by the inter-regional director of the South Customs, Lahcen Harchi, the wali of the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, governor of the province of Oued Eddahab, Lamine Benomar, the governor of the province of Aousserd, Abderrahaman El Jaouhari and the president of the Regional Council, El Khattat Yanja, the accommodation intends to respond to the evolution of commercial activity at this border post and possible future needs for staff reinforcement.
Built over an area of more than 1,500 m² and financed by the Moroccan customs association, this building, which required a budget of more than 8.77 million dirhams, consists of two buildings with a capacity of 42 equipped individual studios, including five reserved for female customs officers.
This new facility also has two common living and dining areas, in addition to a kitchen, cafeteria, prayer room and laundry service.
By bringing together the optimal conditions for an integrated living environment, the new premises provide the customs community with an environment conducive to the performance of its duties and proximity to places of work, guaranteeing high levels of presence and availability, but above all, fulfillment and sharing of the fundamental values of the customs community.
The construction of these housing units for administrative use is likely to have a positive impact on the quality of service and customs intervention.
The achievement of this project testifies to the continuous interest granted by the ADII to improve the quality of the working conditions of its human resources and its permanent concern to put in coherence the requirements of efficiency of the action with the means put at the disposal of its staff, for the benefit of a quality service to the citizen and to the institution.
Speaking on this occasion, the inter-regional director of South Customs, Lahcen Harchi stressed that these houses of customs officers are meant to accompany the significant flow of trade, goods and passengers at the border post of El Guerguarat.
Starting from the fact that this passage is vital and a link between Morocco and its African partners, Harchi noted that these accommodations are likely to strengthen the efforts of managers and officers of the Customs Administration to enable them to accomplish their missions in optimal conditions.
In addition, he hailed the commendable efforts of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) to secure this border post and ensure the free movement of goods and people, on the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI.