MHAI issues 4 165 employement permits in 2018

30 Jan 2019 14:41pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI) received a total of 4 747 applications for employment permits in 2018, of which 4 165 were approved.
In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday MHAI Public Relations Officer, Salome Kambala, said a total of 4 165 permits were approved, whilst 582 were rejected.
She emphasised that the rejected applicants did not comply with legal administrative requirements such as advertisement test by the local labour market, police clearance certificate, job offer and motivation letter from prospective employer.
“The ministry also considers that permits are given to professions where Namibia lacks skills and specialists,” she said.
She further noted that additional conditions attached to the approved permits are skills transfer to locals, skills development programme, succession plans and income tax good standing certificates.
Kambala said the sectors topping the list of permits issued are the medicine, education and engineering, adding that individuals from China, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Germany make up the list of most approved permits.
“The ministry offers permits for 24 months to general, 36 to investors and 48 months to medical and education sectors as per individual contracts,” she noted.