The Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation signed an agreement with Al-Madar Al-Jadeed Mobile Phone Company in Tripoli on Thursday to create a specific mobile phone bundle, the ‘‘Wafed’’ (Expatriate Package), for foreign workers.
The ministry said this comes within its policy to organise and create a database of the expatriate labour market in Libya. This applies to contracted foreign workers entering Libya officially through border crossings. It is not meant for illegal migrant workers who enter Libya by crossing the desert surreptitiously.
Based on this agreement, the Labour Ministry explained, a foreign worker will be allocated a phone number from the package when they are registered on the “Wafed” platform and in turn they will receive their SIM card upon arrival in Libya through Madar’s Service Centres.
The agreement also stipulates that Al-Madar shall allocate a central contact number for inquiries, sending guidance and awareness messages to foreign worker from the time of entry into Libya, enabling them to send requests for services and complaints.
It will be recalled that in December 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation prepared the first version of the digital platform Wafid, which is the unified electronic services platform of the Ministry through which the procedures for recruiting foreign workers will be automated.
Through this digital platform, the Ministry of Labour says it aims to manage foreign labour affairs in an effective and flexible manner and monitor the number of expatriate workers in the country