South Sudan’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission has identified more than one thousand expatriates employed by NGOs without legal work permits issued by Ministry of labour and public service.

The commission investigated after the Ministry of Labour and Public Service issued a notice demanding all expatriates working in the country to get a legal work permit.

The over thousand expatriates have been given 30 days to acquire the permits despite the fact that work permit is a prerequisite to employment in the country.

The commision has warned those who will fail to acquire a work permit within the allocated time will automatically lose their jobs.

“Failure to acquire work permits in the time given, RRC will request the termination of the employees’ contracts and declare the positions vacant,” the statement from thousand expatriates reads.