The situation of the charges and resources of local authorities shows an overall surplus of 7.4 billion dirhams (MMDH) at the end of August 2022, against a surplus of 5.8 billion dirhams a year earlier, according to the General Treasury of the Kingdom (TGR).
This surplus, which takes into account a positive balance of more than 1.56 billion dirhams generated by the special accounts and the annexed budgets, is intended to cover the expenses incurred and to be paid during the remaining months of the year 2022, specifies the TGR in its monthly bulletin of statistics of local finances (BMSFL) of August.
At retail, the ordinary revenue of local authorities amounted to 28.6 billion dirhams, up 2.9% compared to the end of August 2021, due to the 5.3% increase in transferred revenue and 4.6 % of revenue managed by local authorities, combined with the 4.5% drop in revenue managed by the State.
The breakdown of receipts from the main budgets of local authorities by region shows a high concentration at the level of six regions with 74% of these receipts.
The receipts of the region of Casablanca-Settat (more than 6.34 MDH) represent 22.2% of the total receipts of the local authorities, while those of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra comes in second place with 13.6% of the receipts. Revenues from the Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab region represent 1.8%.
The bulletin also shows that the overall expenditure incurred by local authorities (ordinary expenditure, investment expenditure and repayment of the principal of the debt) amounted to 24.5 billion dirhams, up 0.7% from compared to their level at the end of August 2021. They consist of up to 65.5% of ordinary expenses.
The distribution of local authority expenditure by region shows a high concentration at the level of six regions with 71.9% of this expenditure.
The expenses of the Casablanca-Settat region (4.58 billion dirhams) represent 20.1% of the overall expenses of local authorities, while the expenses of the Guelmim-Oued Noun region represent 1.7% of the overall expenses.
At the end of August 2022, the overall surpluses generated by the budgets of local authorities were 48.8 billion dirhams. They include the surpluses of previous years and that of the year 2022 (7.4 billion dirhams), points out the TGR, specifying that these surpluses are intended to cover the expenses programmed and committed or programmed, for previous years and not paid. as well as expenses incurred in 2022 and not paid.