12 February 2018

Ethiopia: Loosening Restrictions to Foster Relationships


Loosening restrictions on labor migration apart from creating good relationships between Ethiopia and signatory countries of the agreement, it will ensure the respect of the rights and security of laborers, according to Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA).

Basazin Deribe, senior expert of the Communication Directorate within MOLSA told to The Ethiopian Herald that when citizens legally migrate to a certain country, engage in different works and come back safe the situation will water the good relationships between the two countries. The cultural intercommunication and other socioeconomic relationship will also fructify.

The agreement between the countries will allow citizens to work risk-free. MOLSA believes that the labor agreement will warrant the respect of human rights . " This way we believe that the rights of our citizens will be protected. We can followup the situation," he added.

The nation had signed bilateral agreements with different countries to lift the restriction and make citizens,out from homeland pursuant of job, to become free from risks. The highest labor market is available in Saudi Arabia. Qatar, Quite and Jordan are the other signatories of the agreement with the nation.

According to Basazin, at a national level the preparation of this agreement had taken a long period of time . Citizens safety was the kernel of the issue. And the preparation of laws was the main task. And to set the ball rolling, rules and regulations are prepared.

From the federal to regional levels, structural set ups have already been put in place to execute the job effectively. Twenty out of 400 agencies in the country are selected and given accreditation. In light of the proclamation, it is the capable ones and those seen fit and relatively better selected.

In collaboration with stakeholders, regarding preparing competent workers, training curriculum, training places and every other situations are prepared.

About 40 training and vocational schools are selected to give different training on jobs the labors will engage in when they go to the aforementioned countries.

Basazin did not hide that the government needs to hit home the advantage of working in one's nation.

The incumbent is creating millions of job opportunities every year for youths and other citizens in the nation.

But if it is the interest of citizens to go abroad, the presence of a safe environment must be ensured. This will also increase the good relationship between the countries.

It is to be recalled that the government had imposed restrictions on labor migration to different countries starting from October 2006 E.C.


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