Mogae on permit fee hikes

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Dr. Abiye - File Photo

JMEC Chairperson Festus Mogae says the decision to increase work permit fee will affect both the public and private sectors.

Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Labor issued a circular, increasing the fees in three categories.

Foreign Professional and Business class individuals will have to pay $10,000, blue class employee – $2,000; while casual worker will be required to pay $1,000 annually.

All foreign workers have been paying $100 each before the new changes.

Mr Mogae was speaking during the opening of JMEC plenary meeting in Juba Wednesday.