Ali Djaroudi promotes education and training

Among the bigwigs who presented themselves at the deputation of Mayotte’s second constituency, there were those who tried to impose their values. Among them, Ali Djaroudi crisscrossed the streets of Bouéni, Dembéni, Chiconi or Tingoni to convince voters to build student income or the Taubira circular on the island. Invested in a left -wing coalition called the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), the director of the Mayotte Initiative and president of Autam has a lot to do in a territory favored by the far right during the presidential election.

Flash Info: If you’re not offended, your number is less recognizable than your opponents. Can you summarize your background for us?

Ali Djaroudi: I did a baccalaureate in management and economics in Mayotte, before going to the University of Lille for a Deug in Economic and Social Administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics and management. I returned to Mayotte, where I worked supporting young people, then I joined the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) as a business development advisor. Today, I am the director of the Mayotte Initiative, which is part of the initiative network in France, which itself aims to help financial companies in the form of loans at advantageous rates. I am also a councilor of the municipality of Bouéni, president of Autam [N.D.L.R. Association des usagers des transports aériens à Mayotte] and president of the professional integration assistance association Msikano.

FI: In 2022, social benefits will still not be the same as in Mayotte in mainland France. If you became a member of Nupes on June 19, what would you put in to increase the purchasing power of Mahoraises and Mahorais?

AD: We get from the political center, at the national level, that the alignment of Mahorais social rights has entered the Nupes program. Once selected, it is easy to set up. It’s about correcting injustice, which needs to be done immediately, not through a convergence plan.

The common program communicates with us and addresses many things, and not just the social minimum. The pension must be aligned with the poverty line, which is 1,063 euros per month. Here, there are cocos, bacocos, earning 200, 400 euros per month! Young people too, who can receive help in the same amount regardless of income, which is something that is very important, because a young person with a baccalaureate, whether he goes to mainland France or stays , feared family. Young people need to be in good shape to pass their exams, without punishing their loved ones.

Also in this area of ​​purchasing power, the prices of basic necessities, as well as energy, will be constrained once we are in the Assembly, and negotiations will be held with major retailers at the national level. Smic will also rise to 1,500 euros net per month.

FI: In this final step, how can we convince business leaders, and especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to raise wages?

AD: There is state support, paid, whether social or for entrepreneurs, whatever. What we want is for the money to go into the pockets of our citizens, so that they can survive.

FI: Legal or not, Mahorais’ immigration is a concern…

AD: Forgive me for cutting you off, but I will surprise you, because candidates like Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen did not offer what the Mahorais were asking for. Regarding immigration, Jean-Luc Mélenchon criticized the injustice of the Mayotte residence permit, which is not open in other parts of France. This injustice is right. Comorians coming to Mayotte are not scheduled to stay here, but go elsewhere. Macron and Le Pen would not dare to open residence permits in France. And that doesn’t mean boundaries don’t have to be guarded. There are more human resources, but also material. However, the real problem is healing people there. Co-development is a lever that we activate.

FI: All the candidates proposed this popular cooperation in the Union of the Comoros region. But concretely, how do you do it?

AD: We need to help the Comorians have a minimum there. Did they come for health? That’s why their health system needs to be efficient, even if it exists. Did they come for the education of their children? So we need to intervene so that they have at least basic educational structures. We can evict, but it can be very expensive: if we consider all the costs, we are at 13,800 euros per eviction, it’s huge! The solution is co-development.

On the subject of immigration, we will also apply the Taubira circular [N.D.L.R. relative aux modalités de prise en charge des jeunes isolés étrangers] in Mayotte. So the national union will act like other territories, and unaccompanied minors will be sent to all departments, with more reception structures than here.

FI: You’re talking about health, an urgent need in Mayotte, because for 100,000 inhabitants, we have 48 doctors, compared to 153 in mainland France. How can Mahran’s deputies fix things?

AD: At some point, we have to train the Mahorais, because the people who come here often just pass by. Our university, which is not one, needs to evolve to provide the first years of medicine here. We also need to increase the flow of nurse training terms, and integrate more Mahorais.

In the shortest term, we need to attract health professionals to the island. So we want to build a sustainability of health, so that people who want to treat outside can be with us, the time we can all health specialists in Mayotte.

One thing needs to be said: MP Mansour Kamardine, in his first term, refused medical assistance to the state of Mayotte. This is a serious mistake, which needs to be fixed so that we can take care of foreigners who are in the territory without touching local funds.

FI: The seniors we met told us about Mayotte in the past, where they could “live peacefully”. Now, this is no longer possible, with delinquency, roadblocks, roadblocks … What do you suggest to restore security there?

AD: Safety is a question of method, but also of prevention and education. We can’t just play repression. Police also said they caught the delinquents, but they were found hanging again after a few hours! So we need to be stronger at the judicial level. For prevention and education, municipalities, the State and the Department should be able to support global partners working in this direction.

FI: Education, precisely, is a big problem that seems unsolvable. What are the Nupes measures that may be of concern to the Mahuran education system?

AD: Classes will continue to shrink until we address the birth and immigration issues, that’s true. Otherwise, we will always be under pressure to build new establishments. We can’t have 10,000 kids a year without consequences!

FI: The south of Mayotte, and especially your town, Bouéni, stands with a lot of votes for the National Rally. How do you convince your voters to turn to Nupes?

AD: It’s not a vote of conviction, otherwise the RN won’t have a hard time finding candidates. We explained the Nupes program because people didn’t know it. This is the key. Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s program is supported by young people, especially on the steps regarding students, who are good at Mayotte. And then a lot of things don’t work in the same way as mainland France. This is an injustice targeted by the program, because we were able to put it together. The outgoing MP, for example, had projects for Mayotte that he failed to integrate into the program of Valérie Pécresse, his own candidate.

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