Labour Minister Moses Y. Kollie held a weeklong visit to the State of Qatar and discussed with senior officials of the Qatari Government. A Labour Ministry press release says the visit which began from 17 April was a follow-up on discussion gearing at reviewing and consummating a Labour Agreement signed in 2014 during the administration of former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The release says Mr. Kollie discussed with the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and Dir. Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaaimi, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.
While in Qatar, they among other things considered the recruitment of Liberians both skilled and unskilled, to work in the State of Qatar as well as the sharing of relevant ideas intended to foster cooperation between the two countries in relations to the labour sector.
Minister Kollie noted that as part of President George M. Weah’s commitment to a decent labour sector in Liberia and the provision of better employment opportunities for employable citizens, Liberians stand to benefit huge economic dividends once the agreement is finally concluded between the two countries.
He said the remittance from Liberians that will be recruited for work in Qatar will help in reducing the economic challenges currently faced by Liberians.
Other members of the Liberian delegation included Internal Affairs Minister Varney A. Sirleaf, Deputy Labour Minister for Manpower Planning and Development Mr. Phil Tarpeh Dixon, Assistant Gender Minister for Administration Madam Mamensie F. Kabba, Assistant Director General for Insurance, National Social Security & Welfare Corporation Mr. Leroy Dekah Fleming and Ms. Edwina Zackpah, Chief Executive Officer, Edmancia Solutions Inc.–Press release