Visa and work quota functions of human resource ministry reassigned to immigration

The Cabinet has decided to reassign certain functions currently in the mandate of the Ministry of Human Resources, Youth and Sports (MHRYS) to more relevant offices, the President Office has revealed.

According to the president office website,  the cabinet took this decision during  Tuesday’s cabinet meeting “‘because those functions of the MHRYS overlap with the mandate of other offices.”

When these changes come into effect, issuing of quota and work permits and related work will be done by the Department of Immigration and Emigration while issuing of licence for employment agencies, making regulations to facilitate employment agencies and other related work will be carried out by the Ministry of Economic Development.

Maintaining statistical records and research on job market and publishing information the job market will also be done by the Economic Development, president office said.