The Moroccan Sahara, a stable and prosperous region thanks to the new development model
Moroccan Sahara is now the “most stable and prosperous region in Africa,” Thanks to the new development model, according to Grace Njapau, former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Zambia, who noted that this big project has changed the face of this part of the Kingdom.
“This restructuring effort has drastically reshaped the region’s economic and development potential,” Ms. Njapau said before the UN General Assembly’s 4th committee on Wednesday.
This new model is part of a comprehensive and integrated national development strategy aimed at improving the living conditions of local populations and carrying out major infrastructure projects, with the goal of ensuring a sustainable economic take-off in the region, she explained, noting that the new dynamic, triggered by the new development model that attracts local and international investments, is likely to make this region a hub for economic exchanges and a cultural center, she said.
In this light, the Moroccan Sahara, through the port of Dakhla Atlantique, is envisioned as Africa’s principal port platform, as well as a transit point for international trade connecting Africa to Europe and America. And Asia, as the former Zambian official pointed out.
She also mentioned that this new development model, which is built on excellent governance within the context of increased regionalization, fosters trust and democracy in order to ensure long-term development.