The Republic of Togo opened, last week, a consulate general in Dakhla, marking its firm support for the sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara and its territorial integrity.
The inauguration ceremony was chaired by Togo’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad, Robert Dussey, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita.
With this new inauguration, the number of consulates opened in the southern provinces increased to 26 (14 in Dakhla and 12 in Laayoune).
This new opening comes when the country is experiencing a certain effervescence linked to the saga of certain officials.
The question of Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony considered a “non-autonomous territory” by the UN, has for decades pitted Morocco against the Sahrawi separatists of the Polisario Front, supported by Algiers.
The residents of the Tindouf camps are following with significant interest and regret the news about the scandals of the leaders of the Polisario Front.
Those same leaders who daily talk about austerity, patience, self-denial, expressions of enthusiasm, and encouragement, ask for patience and steadfastness from the oppressed in the camps, meanwhile, they smuggle money, and run networks of mafias and gangs. They are also involved in money laundering.
These leaders have rotated chairs for nearly half a century. Among them are those who have held the same position more than 3 times. Once a leader quits a position, they go to another one, and so on. Many leaders and officials of the Polisario front have held their positions for too long, such as the foreign minister who has managed this office for more than three decades. Those officials do not budge. The reason behind maintaining the leadership by the same persons is that those leaders embezzle the Algerian money and the international aids which are destined for the camps.
So, from where does this poor leadership get the money to take care of the children in the camps, the expenses of their studies abroad, and the exorbitant costs of residence and registration in the most prestigious universities, if not by collecting aid money.
From where does it get the money for marriages, parties, and family holidays, if these leaders did not smuggle the medical equipment granted by international organizations.
If they did not deal with drug trafficking, and promote contraband, they won’t be able to buy real estate and luxury properties all over the world.
Where this poor leadership comes to the expenses of medical projects and the costs of building exorbitant hospitals for their children abroad, and investing in companies, if this poor leadership, does not coordinate with terrorist groups in the region, and facilitates their operations and transfers.
Good question, from where does it get the money from traveling all over the world, buying plane tickets, and booking luxury and prestigious hotels and residences all over the world, besides giving luxury gifts to their friends and hosting parties of extravagance and promiscuity with the mistresses, if not by taking the money of Algeria and its population, benefit from its fuels, its vehicles, from Diplomatic passports, and official residences and wide relations.
It is sufficient for the inhabitants of the Tindouf camps that the leadership stays in the camps for a day. Appears from time to time in a meeting. Get online on WhatsApp and manage many groups since it facilitates, sharing patriotic instruments with the militants, and exciting them with vocals. Then, from time to time, in honor of their struggle, they throw crumbs at them and ask them for patience.