LIBERIA: Labour Ministry Temporarily Close Down Several Business In Grand Bassa County…

Labour Ministry has Closed down several stores and business centers in Grand Bassa County for violations of provisions of the Labour law of Liberia.

The Ministry of Labour delegation carrying out inspections in Grand Bassa and the South East, on Monday March 13, 2023 temporarily closed down and fined several stores owned and operated by the Pakistani, Indian,  Fulani and many nationals in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, for noncompliance and disrespect to the team.

The 19 men Ministry of Labour delegation that was on Sunday March 12, 2023, dispatched by Liberia Labour Minister Cllr Charles H Gibson are currently carrying on vigorous inspections in Grand Bassa County and the South East at various concession companies doing business in Liberia to have them registered and obtain a valid digitize work permit including operational safety  guide and others that will be in line with the labour law of Liberia.

The foreign businesses which include “Save Mart, Sharma Enterprise, Bangali Supermarket, UCI FRESH FROZEN and many others were temporarily shot down of being in total violations and disrespectful to the team carrying out the inspection.

The delegation which comprises employees of the Labour Ministry headed by Hon Wilson V. Dumoe, assistant Minister for Labour Reginal Affairs, Liberia Revenue Authority, ZIP Solution and Liberia Immigration Service will be inspecting Work Permit, Semi-Annue Report, Contractual Certificate, Internal Payroll and Withholding for the period of January and February 2023, Safety Supply Report & Policy, Cancellation Bond for all experts who have work and left the company and others.

In December of 2022, the Ministry of Labour and local Partner ZIP Solution commenced the enrollment exercise of foreign workers in the digitized system, by gravitating from Manuel to digital which has the propensity of keeping records on all Alien and foreigners working in Liberia.

The process initially began in Montserrado  County and enrolled thousands of foreign workers doing various businesses and at concession companies.

Each foreigner will pay $1000 United States Dollars for a work permit and will be valid for one year, while ECOWAS countries citizens doing business in Liberia will also pay $100 United States Dollars for the period of year respectively.

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