Morocco's government has announced that ministers, deputy ministers, and other officials will donate one month's net salary for the relief efforts for the earthquake victims in several Moroccan provinces.
During its meeting on Thursday, the government announced that the ministers, deputy ministers, the high commissioners, the general commissioner, and the ministerial commissioner would donate a one month's net salary.
Other public servants throughout the country will donate a one day's pay for each of the next three months: September, October, and November.
The pay will be deducted from their net salary before taxes or any retirement and social security contributions.
A government statement highlighted this national solidarity effort, referencing Article 40 of the constitution, which states everyone should bear, in a spirit of solidarity and proportion to their means, the costs required for the country's development and those resulting from the burdens caused by disasters and natural catastrophes that afflict the nation.
The initiative also comes in response to Moroccan King Mohammed VI's directives to address the devastating effects of the recent earthquake.
The government lauded the spirit of solidarity and unity exhibited by the Moroccan people during these challenging times.