Mauritius To Restrict Number Of Foreign Workers In The Tourist & Construction Sectors

The acting Prime Minister, Xavier-Luc Duval, recently announced that the ministerial committee for employment has submitted a report on Friday, July 24, to the cabinet.


Xavier-Luc Duval explained that he presided over a committee to discuss «mismatch» in employment, foreign employees, and the youth with regard to jobs. They submitted a report which was approved by the cabinet.

He affirmed that we were in need of foreign workers to develop the economy. However, they have also noted cases of abuse in the tourist and construction sectors. According to him, as reported by, the number of foreigners working in these fields has to be restricted so as to accommodate for Mauritians.

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