Ethiopian Legal Brief

DIRECTIVE TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATION LETTER TO GRANT WORK PERMIT FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS IN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR NUMBER 29/2020

Issuing Authority: MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

WHEREAS: The construction sector by its nature involves various stakeholders

like technical and managerial proprofessionals with knowledge and skills of local and expatriate expertise; in some of the professional fields in order to fill the leadership gaps, it deemed necessary to hire foreign citizen for knowledge, skill and technology transfer to local national;

WHEREAS: The construction sector is exposed to various kinds of corruption. In order to follow up an expatriate executing the given filed of work within hired organization and with a given legal framework; it deemed necessary to create strengthened follow up system with a concerned body to poster clarity and accountability;

WHEREAS: The ministry of labour and social affairs based on proclamation number 1156/2019 article 171 (1) (e) and amended directive for work permit of Foreign citizens’ article 8(1) jobs which can not be covered by Ethiopian citizens’ needs written approval or recommendation letter for expatriate.

Therefore, ministry of urban development and construction in order to set a system for provision a required recommendation letter releases the following directive:

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