Public authorities announce old-age guarantee for informal workers

Economic governance
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 13:42
Public authorities announce old-age guarantee for informal workers

(Togo First) - Over the next few months, informal workers will benefit from an old age guarantee. This would be a major achievement considering that they don’t even have a social guarantee. 

The government decided to expand this guarantee to informal workers (which was accessible to formal workers only) based on latest data from the International Labor Organization (ILO) which shows that more than three million people - 52% of them being women, work in the informal sector in Togo. This is a great proportion of the population. 

Regarding technical aspects, the National Social Security Fund (CNSS), the Ministry of employment and its partners, such as the ILO and the European Union (EU) carried out a nationwide study to identify the type of social coverage that would best meet the needs of informal workers. 

This enabled them to map out the informal sector and to agree on putting in the coming old age guarantee. 

The CNSS and its partners will meet to make the product known and draw strategies to effectively launch it on February 12th. 

Séna Akoda

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