Council of Ministers approves Ministry of Labour NOSH Policy

Council of Ministers in the meeting chaired by the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit after scrutinizing the National Occupational Safety and Health (NOSH) Policy passed for execution in the New Year 2023. The national policy on occupational safety and health is the first-ever policy that seeks to protect a worker’s right to a safe working environment in the country. “This policy is to reduce risk, accidents or injuries at workplace by identifying and mitigating hazards”, Hon. Minister, James Hoth stretched. 

MTC graduation; females beat in ICT, bakery and hair dressing

The Ministry of Labour, directorate of Vocational Training and Skill Development has graduated 850 students after three months training in 10 various vocational trades at Juba MTC. 

Ministry of Labour calls for support of Private VTCs

The Undersecretary in the Ministry of Labour, Mary Hillary Wani Pitia calls for effective support of private Vocational Training Centre (VTCs) to prepare youth with sustainable skills for development. The statement was formally released at the graduation ceremony of the Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre graduating 100 Students to obtain diploma certificates in 6 technical hands work with the financial support from German Government. 

Ministry of Labour launches its website. 

The Ministry of Labour, Hon. Gen. James Hoth Mai has officially launched the website of the Ministry of Labour on 27th/October/2022. The website “” contains 9 menu with 42 web pages, which are developed with the financial support and human resources from South Sudan NGOs Forum and other partners for putting all vital information of the Ministry of Labour in a technological accessible source ready to help job seekers. And update public find the right information they want at anytime, anywhere.

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Welcome to the Ministry of Labour, We protect the rights of employees and employers, and encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail certain private sector labour and management practices, which cannot harm the general welfare of workers.

The Ministry of Labour was established in October 2005 following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and in accordance with the Sothern Sudan Interim Constitution, 2005. The Ministry’s mandate is derived from the Transitional Constitution of The Republic of South Sudan 2011, Article 138 and 139, Presidential Decrees of 26th June 2006 and 29th July 2009, and The Public Service Act 2011, Article 8. The Ministry’s mandate (is to establish an inclusive, impartial, responsive, and efficiently regulate the operations of the Private Sector labour market in a manner consistent with national priorities, values, and cost-effective service delivery) is to build and manage the capacity of the RSS Public Service for effective and efficient delivery of services and support, and where necessary regulate the operations of the Private Sector labour market.

The scope of the mandate of the Ministry of Labour covers core labour functions. The Ministry is also responsible for the formulation of labour policies and legislative framework to regulate the private sector labour market; development, management and administration of human resource policies. MoL is responsible for the implementation of uniform norms and standards nationally in accordance with the Labour Act 2017. To fulfil this mandate, the Ministry is guided by a core set of values that are instrumental in determining, guiding and informing the behaviour of private sectors in the delivery of services.

The Ministry plays an advisory and coordinating role on how the functions within its mandate are managed at the State and Local government levels


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