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JUBA - 9 Nov 2017

South Sudan gives foreign aid workers one month to acquire work permits

File photo: Paul Dhel Gum
File photo: Paul Dhel Gum

South Sudan’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) has granted foreigners working in South Sudan one month effective November 4 to obtain work permits or risk contract termination.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday, the national deputy chairman of the RRC, Paul Dhel Gum said about 1,000 foreign aid workers are operating within the country without proper documents.

Dhel stressed that those who will not comply with the one month period, will lose their jobs and be forced to leave the country, as competent nationals take on those jobs.

He said the order is in compliance with Chapter IV of the NGO’s Act which demands that all expatriates be equipped with a valid work permits through the duration of their employment in South Sudan.