South Sudan agrees to adjust work permit fees

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[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] --- South Sudan Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said his government is ready to adjust hiking work permit fees. This will create a conducive atmosphere to foreign NGO workers in the country and avert humanitarian crises.

[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] --- South Sudan Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said his government is ready to adjust hiking work permit fees. This will create a conducive atmosphere to foreign NGO workers in the country and avert humanitarian crises.

“Under the proposed review structure, each of the charged category fees will be reduced in half. For example, consultants and managers will pay work permit fees of 2000 dollars, professionals 1,500 dollars, and technicians 1,000 dollars,” Makuei said.

The government spokesman told TCT by phone on Monday that the cabinet listened to the presentation given by the cabinet affairs Minister on the request for new work permit fees.

He added that the cabinets agreed to amend the fees but failed to disclose when the proposed adjustment fees will be implemented.

Makuei revealed that the cabinet’s deliberation came after the aid workers resisted the country’s financial act 2017 to 2018 policy, forcing the government to revise the policy.

Last year, the labor Ministry announced the revised annual work permit rates for foreigners ranging from 500 to 4,000 dollars.

The official explained that the government financial act requires payment for work permits to consultants and managers to pay 4,000 dollars, professionals to pay 3,000 dollars and technicians 2,000 dollars per year.

Previously, South Sudan increased work permit fees for foreign workers from 100 U.S. dollars to 10,000 dollars for professional or business class, 2,000 dollars for blue collar jobs and 1,000 dollars for casual laborers.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in South Sudan, issued a concern in 2017 saying that the new work permit fees and other fees enacted last year will make it even more costly for aid organizations, both national and international, to deliver much-needed aid to people in need.

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