EAC revises rules for free movement of professionals - 4 months ago, 10 Oct 09:09

George Omondi

The six East African countries are considering changes to immigration rules almost eight years after a deal that recognises training certificates issued by the member States failed to boost cross-border movement of professionals.

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan are seeking a number of regulations to allow professionals to easily cross borders for temporary contracts.

Temporary movement

Officials at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha said that despite the liberalisation of a number of sectors, the Common Market Protocol, which provides a framework for cross-border exchange of labour and services, had failed to facilitate movement of trained workers.

“We are working on a regulation to recognise temporary movement of labour so as to have a framework for professionals who just want to relocate for just a few days to complete their projects,” said Dr James Jowi, the EAC Principal Education officer.

“We are also thinking of a regulation to govern joint contracts between local ...
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