21 August 2014

Liberia Risks Losing Int'l Support, If - Labor Minister-Designate Asserts

Labor Minister-designate Neto Lighe said the Government of Liberia risks losing lots of international support if the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led-Unity Party administration does not make

progress in addressing child labor and human trafficking in the country.

He said in tackling such unlawful act, the Labor Ministry has formulated a strategy paper for a Child Labor Commission to ensure that Liberia is in full compliance with international protocols.

The country's Labor Minister-designate made the assertion recently when he appeared before the Liberian Senate for confirmation hearing.

Explaining to the Liberian Senate why he should be confirmed as the new Labor Minister, the Acting Labor Minister said a five-year action plan will shortly be developed geared towards improving the country's Labor sector.

He informed the Liberian Senate that stringent measures have already been instituted regarding the issuance of Work Permit to aliens, adding that the stringent measures are intended for jobs Liberians should be occupying are given to Liberians instead of foreigners.

Speaking further, the Labor Minister-designate disclosed that the low number of labor inspectors at the Labor Ministry is one of the major challenges facing the Ministry.


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