Uganda lifts work permits for Rwandans and Kenyans

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According to eTurboNews, Uganda has joined Rwanda and Kenya in the East African Community’s protocol on the freedom of movement of labour by lifting work permit requirements for citizens of the three East African countries.

The move is expected to help the three countries in recruiting competent skilled labour, which in the past was often sourced from international markets.

The cost advantage for Ugandan employers, who have to pay up to $2,500 in annual work permit fees for citizens from third countries, is expected to increase employment rates for Kenyans and Rwandans.