Tunisia-2022 Finance law : Minister of Finance lifts the veil on new social measures

Speaking at today’s press conference, Finance Minister Sihem Boughdiri lifted the cover on the most significant social measures put in place under the 2022 finance law.

It is:

– Rise in the subsidy allocated to vulnerable categories from DT 180 to DT 200 for the profit of 120,000 beneficiaries

– Execution of social assistance of 30 DT each month for children under 6 from low-income families

– Implementation of social assistance for the benefit of students

-Establishment of assistance of 50 dinars for 9 years for the benefit of kindergartens for each child belonging to low-income families to motivate these institutions to accommodate the categories

– Implementation of new measures to ease obtaining social housing

– Permit young graduates to profit from an amount of up to 150,000 dinars to encourage the creation of companies and businesses in order to encourage the social and solidarity economy

– Diversification of the financing resources of social funds

– Protection of the purchasing power of Tunisians

– Preserve the same prices for subsidized products

– Development of a program permitting public officials aged 57 with at least 15 years of work to retire

– Extension of leave for public service workers from 1 to 3 years renewable to allow them to create companies and launch projects

– Support people and institutions impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic

– Establishment of a monthly pension of 200 DT for professionals in the tourism sector, people operating in the craft creation sector and tourist guides for 6 months

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