Labour Minister, Cllr. F. Juah Lawson
Labor Ministry Bagged US$4m, L$205k In Fees 2014
By Robert Dixon, LINA
MONROVIA, April 8 (LINA) -The Division of Alien Registration at the Ministry of Labor in 2014 collected US$4,206,550 and L$ 205,850 in payments for Alien Work Permit, according to the Ministry’s 2014 Annual Report.
The report noted that the division in collaboration with the Division for Labor Standard and Regional Labor Affairs also collected US$305,250 as fines imposed on institutions for violation of the labor practices law of Liberia.
It indicated that most of these fines were imposed on ArcelorMittal in the third quarter of the year.
The report also said that the division received 6,667 applications from aliens for new work permits, while 2,501 applications were received from aliens requesting renewal of their work permits.
The Division of Alien Registration processed 3.927 alien work permit application letters in the categories of Regular, Gratis and ECOWAS, the report said.
According to the report, a total of 3,614 applications were processed for aliens requesting regular work permits, 302 for aliens requesting gratis work permits, while 11 were processed for aliens requesting ECOWAS work permits.
The report added that a total of 241 applications were not processed due to the applicants’ failure to meet all the requirements set by the Labor Ministry.