The price of the gas cylinder increases to 50 DH

The price of the gas cylinder increases to 50 DH
The price of the gas cylinder increases to 50 DH
The Ministry of the Economy and Finance has just announced, in a press release, the start of the decompensation of the price of butane gas.r>r>This decision comes as part of the deployment of the direct social assistance program for families, indicates the Competition, Prices and Compensation Department. This program, notes the same Source, was supplemented by other social programs such as medical coverage, housing assistance, as well as the increase in salaries in the public and private sectors ratified during the last round of social dialogue.r>r>”This reform is based on the framework law relating to social protection, which provides for the financing of the direct social support program by the consolidation and generalization of the various social programs, as well as by the partial reform of the Caisse de Compensation,” explains the press release. And to recall that the government has allocated 80 billion dirhams by 2026 to finance these measures.r>r>Expected at the beginning of last April, this increase was finally postponed.r>r>

r>r>This increase is part of the plan of the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, who announced in October 2023 his strategy of gradual decompensation of butane gas prices in parallel with the launch of the Unified Social Register and direct social aid for the benefit of more than 4 million families most in need.r>r>Note that the government had indicated that the real price of a 12 kg gas cylinder amounts to 130 dirhams, or more than three times more than the price applied. The difference of 90 dirhams is covered by the compensation fund, explains the government.

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