THE stand taken by the Foreign Employment Division of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations must be applauded.
The media advertisement on March 29, 2019, clearly points out employment criteria of non-citizens.
That is non-citizens, employed in either the private or the public sector are required under the Foreign Employment Act to provide training in specialised areas to nationals.
Their work permits are usually renewed based on evidence of training reports they provide.
It is my opinion that many non-citizens employed in PNG do not necessarily follow this minimum requirement.
For example, the National Polytechnic Institute of PNG in Lae has 15 non-citizens from the same country of origin employed as teachers.
Two of these individuals are currently employed as part-time teachers.
Does the Tvet Division of Education and the Institution aware that the act of engaging these individuals as part-time teachers results in the direct breach of the Foreign Employment Act?
I am appealing to the Foreign Employment Division of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations to investigate these claims. I am also appealing to Morobe Governor and other members of parliament to intervene and correct this situation.
It seems we are creating employment opportunities for non-citizens, and treating nationals as second class citizens in our own country.