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S. Sudan to charge foreigners $4,000 for work permits

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October 29, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan has resolved to charge foreign workers running businesses in Africa’s newest nation up to $4,000.

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South Sudan’s finance minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, speaks in Juba, 23 July 2013 (Photo: Larco Lomayat)

The move comes six months after the country’s finance ministry suspended plans to hike the fees to $10,000 from the $100 it initially levied.

Several aid agencies providing humanitarian services had in the wake of the work permit fee hike criticized government’s decision.

According to the country’s finance ministry, the reduced work permit fee of $4,000 will take effect from November. In its statement, the finance ministry categorizes workers and the amounts to be charged.

Consultants and managers, local media reports say, will be charged the $4,000, professionals will pay $3,000, technicians will pay $2,000, skilled workers will pay $1,000 and unskilled ones would pay $500.

“Outstanding payments with the old rate are to be cleared with the Central Bank and the ministry with immediate effect. Failure to do so will result in charges with new rate,” reads the ministry’s statement.

“Work permit forms that were taken earlier and submitted after 22nd October, will be charged with the new rates,” it added, warning of penalties on defaulters.

The conflict in South Sudan, now in its fourth year, has killed thousands of people and displaced over two million from their homes.

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  • 30 October 2017 07:35, by Sunday Junup

    They looted our resources with out accountability. But wait where are you going to take those money collected? Why do you charge them using foreign currency?

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