Social welfare: integration of informal workers into formal sector would provide 500 MTD per year (Mohamed Trabelsi) | Tunisia News Gazette

Social welfare: integration of informal workers into formal sector would provide 500 MTD per year (Mohamed Trabelsi)

By integrating the formal circuit, the 1 million informal workers in Tunisia can provide 500 million dinars a year to the social funds resources, Minister of Social Affairs Mohamed Trabesli said Wednesday.

Speaking at a national conference on the social and solidarity economy held in Tunis, Mohamed Trabelsi stressed that this economy is likely to solve the crisis of the social funds which, according to him, requires to widen the basis of contributions and to direct workers towards the formal sector.

In this context, he stressed the need to anchor this economic model insofar as it solves several issues, including development, unemployment and centralisation.

The solidarity economy, he said, also contributes to the development of the agricultural sector at a time when the present juncture is marked by social demands, a low private sector contribution to the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (Between 10 and 12%) and an increase in the poverty rate.

According to the Minister, this economic model was introduced late in Tunisia, deploring in this context the lack of cooperatives in the agricultural sector whose number is only 18 compared to those operating around the world (1 million cooperatives).

Source: TAP News Agency

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